Central Park: An Anthology by Andrew Blauner

By Andrew Blauner

A wild evening open air with invoice Buford. A soccer culture with Nathaniel wealthy. A jog round the reservoir with Mark Helprin as he "protects" Jacqueline Onassis from imagined damage. The 843 rigorously deliberate acres of valuable Park haven't in simple terms crept into the hearts of its 38 million annual viewers, but in addition into the existence and paintings of a various array of writers who come to enjoy its usual treatment for city chaos.

In Central Park, a dozen particular items commissioned specifically for this e-book are observed via a handful of cherished classics. Francine Prose displays on open-air performances by way of Nina Simone and James Brown; Jonathan Safran Foer writes a production delusion of the park; Buzz Bissinger meditates on how the park outlined his formative years; and Marie Winn definitively solutions Holden Caulfield’s query of the place the geese cross while the ponds freeze over.

This shiny assortment provides primary Park in all its various glory, with an ode on each web page to a fifty-one-block swath of precise manhattan magic. A must-read for the millions who reflect on the park their very own, and a souvenir for the various extra who stopover at, will probably be a regular for years to come.

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You can discuss what you enjoyed or disliked about a piece, what you thought the author hoped to accomplish, what connections you made between the reading and your own experiences and observations, what passages you found confusing, what ideas you have on the subject matter, and how they either validate or reject the author’s ideas. The following excerpt from Toni Morrison’s article “Writers Together” has been annotated in the same fashion that you will use to mark your own reading assignments.

Example: When Mary encountered the rapist, fear ran rampant through her body, and she could not imagine how she would survive. Above all, writers must be careful to avoid shifting their points of view. , first, second, or third person), and stay with that point of view. The following is an example of shifting points of view, which must be avoided: Example: One must always change their clothes when you are going to a formal dinner, or I could be refused entry. Rewritten correctly in third person plural, the sentence would read: People must always change their clothes when they are going to a formal dinner, or they could be refused entry.

We are, some of us, significant individual writers in the cultural life of a group or of an institution, but as writers we are no longer central to the cultural life of this country. to hold back, suppress Responding to Readings: Constructing Paragraphs and Essays Is that the reason? The mood of the country? Why? The times we live in? Have we given over our state of being first power and our primacy to others? Or is there something frail in the nature of our work? Much of what we as writers do and how we do it is holiness, venerableness shaped by our belief in the sacredness of the individual artist and his freedom.

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