Definition #142 (Jeanne from Queens #14) Song of NYC

Got the quartet together in 1978

Got the quartet together in 1978

Colum McCann

He said, “I wanted it to be a Whitmanesque song of the city, with everything in there – high and low, rich and poor, black, white, and Hispanic. Hungry, exhausted, filthy, vivacious, everything this lovely city is. I wanted to catch some of that music and slap it down on the page so that even those who have never been to New York can be temporarily transported there.”

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Mar 05, 2015 @ 16:49:35

    Lovely!

    Reply

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