A Grand Street Reader

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Since its founding in 1981, the quarterly Grand Street has become one of the country's premier literary journals; included here is a judicious selection of articles, fiction and poetry published in its pages over the past five years. There are delightful memoirs by Alexander Cockburn and Luis Bunuel as well as John Hess's scathing critique of the New York Times. Alice Munro offers a touching fictional memoir, "Working for a Living," and Leon Rooke's "Saks Fifth Avenue" is a quirky anti-love story of fantasy and devotion. Murray Kempton contributes an elegant introduction and a witty debunking of William Barrett's Partisan Review memoirs. Sonnenberg, Grand Street's founder and editor, has compiled a book that will delight those appreciative of good writing.
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There is a Proustian, moneyed elegance about the magazine Grand Street; it's a little like the New Yorker minus the cartoons and the china figurine ads. Consequently, A Grand Street Reader is a showcase of deluxe literature; while there are exceptions, these 40 poets, essayists, and fiction writers move mainly through the rarefied strata of life and art with their memoirs of affluent childhoods, their tales of life abroad. Good writing makes any subject fresh, however, and readers will especially enjoy such pieces as Michael Train's account of his talkative father's last days and Claud Cockburn's essay on spies he knew personally. David Kirby, English Dept., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
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Published by Summit Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0671606239 ISBN 13: 9780671606237
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