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A Coney Island reader : through dizzy gates of illusion

Author: Louis J Parascandola; John Parascandola
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe—this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture  Read more...
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Coney Island reader
(DLC) 2014022522
(OCoLC)885148210
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis J Parascandola; John Parascandola
ISBN: 9780231538190 0231538197
OCLC Number: 894227171
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword, by Kevin Baker; Acknowledgments; A Note on the Text; Selected Chronology of Coney Island; Introduction; The Beginnings Through 1896 ; ["Clam-Bake at Coney Island"], by Walt Whitman; "Coney Island", by Charles Dawson Shanly; "To Coney Island", by William Henry Bishop; "Coney Island", by José Martí; "Coney Island's Failing Days", by Stephen Crane; "Coney Island", by Julian Ralph; The Era of the Three Great Amusement Parks, 1897-1911 ; "Marvelous Coney Island", by Guy Wetmore Carryl; "Human Need of Coney Island", by Richard Le Gallienne "Boredom", by Maxim Gorky"The Master Showman of Coney Island", by Peter Lyon; "Amusing the Million", by Frederic Thompson; "The Way of the Girl", by Belle Lindner Israels; "Why Is Coney?", by Reginald Wright Kauffman; "The Coney Island Excursion", by Kathy Peiss; Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands, by Marietta Holley; "Coney Island", by Sara Teasdale; "The Greater Coney", by O. Henry; Dreamland, by Kevin Baker; "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" , by Delmore Schwartz; "Sunday", by Robert Olen Butler; "Ruins Help Draw 350,000 to Coney", by New York Times The Nickel Empire: Coney in Transition, 1912-1948 "The Tingling, Tangling Tango as 'Tis Tripped at Coney Isle", by Djuna Barnes; New Cosmopolis, by James Huneker; "Human Nature with the Brakes Off-Or: Why the Schoolma'am Walked into the Sea", by Edward F. Tilyou; "Coney", by Giuseppe Cautela; "Coney Island", by E. E. Cummings; "Into the Night Life", by Henry Miller; Now and Then, by Joseph Heller; The Electric Michelangelo, by Sarah Hall; Attachment to a Letter to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, by Robert Moses; "To Heaven by Subway", by Fortune; Coney, by Amram Ducovny "Stranger at Coney Island", by Kenneth FearingThe Years of Decline and the Hope of Rebirth, 1949 to the Present; A Coney Island of the Mind, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti; The Warriors, by Sol Yurick; "Coney Island in November", by Josephine W. Johnson; "My Son the Murderer", by Bernard Malamud; "Mayor Blasts TA Brass on Coney Island Debacle", by George Todd; "Kwan's Coney Island", by Edward Hoagland; "Coney Island 1969", by Edwin Torres; "Coney Island", by Colson Whitehead; "A Coney Island of the Mind", by Katie Roiphe "City Planning Begins Public Review on Rezoning of Coney Island", by New York City Department of City Planning"Comments on the Revised Draft Scope of Analysis for Coney Island Rezoning Project" , by Municipal Art Society; "Confessions of a Coney Island Sideshow Performer", by Donald Thomas (Donny Vomit); "A Coney Island of the Mind", by Maureen F. McHugh; Appendix: Coney Island in Movies and Music
Responsibility: edited by Louis J. Parascandola and John Parascandola.

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Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe—this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history and transporting experience of a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. Moody, mystical, and enchanting, Coney Island has thrilled newcomers and soothed native New Yorkers for decades. With its fantasy entertainments, renowned beach f.

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