The Resource New York in the '50s, Dan Wakefield, (electronic resource)

New York in the '50s, Dan Wakefield, (electronic resource)

Label
New York in the '50s
Title
New York in the '50s
Statement of responsibility
Dan Wakefield
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Language
eng
Summary
The rhythms of jazz and beat poetry punctuate this sweeping, firsthand account of New York City’s 1950s literary scene from the Bowery to Spanish Harlem National bestselling author Dan Wakefield first came to New York City in 1952 with the intention of receiving a proper literary education on the ivied campus of Columbia University. An equally enlightening experience, he quickly found, was hiding in the smoky bars and cafés of Greenwich Village frequented by the most talented writers of the fifties, including James Baldwin, Joan Didion, and Allen Ginsberg. Wakefield recounts drinking at the White Horse Tavern, Dylan Thomas’s Village haunt, as well as the offices of Esquire and the Nation, capturing rare, intimate moments of spirited camaraderie between some of the most influential artists of their generation. Like Hemingway’s recollections of 1920s Paris in A Moveable Feast, New York in the ’50s showcases a city in its artistic heyday, replete with Wakefield’s remembrances of brushing shoulders with literary icons such as Jack Kerouac and Norman Mailer, and watching Thelonious Monk play jazz at the Five Spot Café. Wakefield’s experience as a journalist and chronicler of Americana allows him to capture the subtleties of a decade of unparalleled artistic expression
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A413
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
New York in the '50s, Dan Wakefield, (electronic resource)
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New York in the '50s, Dan Wakefield, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00007795
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Extent
1 online resource (355 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504011853
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781504011853
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) frd00007795
  • (CaAE) frd00007795
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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