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On the Necessity of Highbrowism

THE FIRST TIME I meet Adam Gopnik, he is reading aloud from Swann’s Way at 192 Books, a bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. He is there as part of a night-to-morning marathon reading, celebrating the… 2,391 more words


Sneakers and a Walkman: An excerpt from Adam Gopnik's 1980s memoir

At the Stranger’s Gate: Arrivals in New York
Adam Gopnik
Alfred A. Knopf
272 pp; $26.95

Almost forty years on, the eighties in New York seem momentous in the larger life of the world, too. 1,053 more words


The Driver’s Seat,

Assignment #1: Personal Narrative, Part 1 Summary of assignment Task: Narrate an event or describe your interactions with a person that affected your outlook on learning or writing. 826 more words

Academic Writing

Short story: Love, Far from Home by Italo Calvino, from Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories. Recommended.

Poem: The State of World Affairs from a Third Floor Window by Charles Bukowski, from… 32 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

Zen in America

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik discusses the recent books Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright and Stephen Batchelor’s… 1,280 more words


Reading 'The New Yorker' Backwards

Sure, The New Yorker is eastern liberal elitist, but does that mean I can’t read it any way I want? Pricey at $8.99 (is that the “liberal elitist” part or the “eastern” part?), the magazine came my way free thanks to my daughter who renewed with the option to gift someone a subscription (she wrote in the name “Dear Old Dad”). 1,465 more words