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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A literary goldmine

What a fabulous idea - Randy Cohen (aka The NYT Magazine's "Ethicist") proposes to create a map of Manhattan featuring the homes and haunts of literary characters who lived in the city.
It would be a lush literary landscape -- the house on Washington Square where Catherine Sloper waited and yearned, the coffee shops where the characters of Ralph Ellison and Isaac Bashevis Singer quarreled and kibbitzed, the offices where John Cheever's people spent their days, the clubs where Jay McInerney's creatures wasted their nights, the East 70's and Upper West Side avenues where the Glass family bickered (Salinger gives several addresses), downtown where Ishmael wandered the docks.

And he's asking us for submissions - irresistible.


  • Mmmm, how very outre. Oh, but I would for a 3D NY to visit from my humble seat at Victrolita.

    By Blogger The Cynical Idealist, at 9:14 PM  

  • The Cubans have finally taken over, hmmm? Well, Victrola would be the best place to start.

    By Blogger fabulous girl, at 9:26 AM  

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