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'Make your mark in New York and you are a made man' wrote Mark Twain, encapsulating both the naked ambition of its citizens and the opportunities up for grabs in the Big Apple. Others take a more cynical approach: it's 'an aviary over-stocked with jays' (O. Henry), 'a sucked orange' (Ralph Waldo Emerson) or 'fantastically charmless and elaborately dire' (Henry James). Over the last three-and-a-half centuries this glamorous, twenty-four hour city has attracted a multitude of thinkers, poets, novelists and playwrights, many of whom have brilliantly encapsulated its unique spirit through verse, prose or the ultimate wisecrack.
|Publication date:||28th October 2016|
|Categories:||Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Anthologies (non-poetry), Gift books,|
Jaqueline Mitchell is a freelance writer and editor, and the compiler of 'London in Quotations', 'Paris in Quotations' and 'Blitz Spirit'.More About Jaqueline Mitchell