Teaser Tuesdays: “Here is New York” by E.B. White

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

here is new york

I’ve heard about this essay over the years, and have finally gotten around to reading it for a class I’m taking. I think it’s quite lovely and expressive, and I suspect it still rings true in the New York of 2015, though E.B. White wrote it in 1949. I especially loved this line:

And the fan takes over again, and the heat and the relaxed air and the memory of so many good little dinners in so many good little illegal places, with the theme of love, the sound of ventilation, the brief medicinal illusion of gin.

I think it is the illusion of gin that did it for me.

You can read the full essay here.

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