From Old New York to the Harlem Renaissance, the Algonquin Round Table to the New York Intellectuals, the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth, Remarkable, Unspeakable New York offers a sweeping new view of New York's place in the American literary imagination. James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Hijuelos, Langston Hughes, Washington Irving, Henry James, Toni Morrison, Dorothy Parker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, and Tom Wolfe are among the many writers whose literary legacies are brought to life.

Remarkable, Unspeakable New York by Shuan O'Connell