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A Year in New York (Signed)

Cooper, Elisha

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ISBN 10: 1885492243 / ISBN 13: 9781885492241
Published by City & Company, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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96 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. 16mo. First printing. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half-title page, along with a drawing of a man in glasses and a judo outfit kicking his foot out in greeting. Book has charming watercolor drawings about New York events and sights. Pages and boards are crisp and clean. Unclipped dust jacket has a tiny dimple on the rear. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 71100

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Title: A Year in New York (Signed)

Publisher: City & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A visual journal of the author's first year in the New York. Watercolors and text chronicle trips to the Metropolitan Museum, Yankee Stadium, the Apollo Theater, Coney Island, and more.


As much as New Yorkers love their hometown, sometimes a newcomer, flush with fresh ardor, can create a better Valentine to the city. A Year in New York, illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper, is just such a love letter. After graduating from Yale, Cooper arrived in New York in the fall of 1993 to work at The New Yorker as a staff assistant (read "gofer"). He managed to write one "Talk of the Town" piece, but mostly made his presence known by writing internally distributed parodies of staff memos and drawing caricatures of editor's on the walls, in the best Thurber tradition. Cooper's facility with caricature makes his book a delight. It's much more concerned with the characters that the city what it is - the bike messengers, poets, and street performers - than with its landmark buildings. -- Time Out New York

So what is the allure of "A Year in New York," with its minimal text and fanciful artwork of cityscapes? The reader does re-discover (O.K., discover) a few new places within these pages. Elisha Cooper, in his first book, captures obvious venues - including Rockefeller Center and a subway station - but also reports on the unobvious, like a basketball court on 135th Street. The result is a sweet but, alas, ultimately annoying book. It exudes a neo-New York sensibility (young, clever, cool) but there is no grime in these portraits, no budget cuts. "A Year in New York" is perfect for an Iowan who loves to visit certain spots of the city (you know, the tourist spots), and who always wants to think of New York as a fun place. And even for many of the city's overwrought denizens, the book is part of the picture. New Yorkers like the whole megillah. -- New York Times Book Review February 26, 1996

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