Central Park: An Anthology
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 conscientiously deliberate acres of imperative Park haven't merely crept into the hearts of its 38 million annual viewers, but in addition into the lifestyles and paintings of a various array of writers who come to experience its usual treatment for city chaos.
In Central Park, a dozen unique items commissioned specifically for this booklet are observed through a handful of loved 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 youth; and Marie Winn definitively solutions Holden Caulfield's query of the place the geese cross while the ponds freeze over.
This bright assortment provides valuable Park in all its different glory, with an ode on each web page to a fifty-one-block swath of certain ny magic. A must-read for the hundreds of thousands who think about the park their very own, and a memento for the numerous extra who stopover at, it will likely be a typical for years to come.