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Hell Gate : imaginative qualities of an actual place

Author: Michael Nichols
Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Excelsior editions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man's excursions along and then through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City's East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area by his fascination with its name--from the Dutch Hellegat, translated into English as both "bright passage" and "hell hole"--What begins as a set of casual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nichols, Michael, 1951-
Hell Gate.
Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017053073
(OCoLC)1011550761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Nichols
ISBN: 9781438471419 1438471416
OCLC Number: 1051770898
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Excelsior editions.
Other Titles: Hell Gate, imaginative qualities of an actual place
Responsibility: Michael Nichols.

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"Part history and part memoir, Hell Gate tells of a man's excursions along and then through Hell Gate, a narrow stretch of water in New York City's East River, notorious for dangerous currents, shipwrecks, and its melancholic islands and rocks. Drawn to the area by his fascination with its name--from the Dutch Hellegat, translated into English as both "bright passage" and "hell hole"--What begins as a set of casual walks becomes a foray into landscape and history as he traces through these idyllic and hellish images in an attempt to discover Hell Gate's hidden character and the meaning of its elusive name. The book is a loosely constructed set of sketches, organized as a kind of tour, that take place along the edge of the river and then in a rowboat in the river. Scenes and events are described as they present themselves; history and lore are freely mixed with contemporary scenes."--Provided by publisher.

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