Talk Stories

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction
West Indian weekend
Daytime dancing, a report
The magic is blue
A commercial party
Time with Pryor
Bells and drells
Lunchtime
Free-ee-ee
Junior Miss
A civic gathering
In Central Park
The fourth
Boz Scaggs
A gathering
Notes and comment
Notes and comment
Interests
Charm
Garland Jeffreys
Nothing in mind
Notes and comment
Notes and comment
Pippo
Honors
Dinosaurs
Kenya
Cheese
Notes and comment
Soap
Collecting
Memorandum
Recollections
Off to China
Office workers
The world of letters
Over here
Cat
G-L-O-R-I-A
The ages of woman
Festival
Unveiling
Miss Jamaica
Hair
Thirty years ago
Noon
Notes and comment
Mayor
Books
Colloquy about Sting
Three parties
Expense account
The governor's party
Sara
Runner
Party
Royalty
Two book parties
Audition
Benefit
New
Great
Romance
Novel
Cat story
The exercise
Car questions
Tableware
Prince
Notes and comment
The apprentice
Birthday party at an East Side town house
Foam and brass
Knitting
Notes and comment
Luncheon
At Mr. Chow's

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Beschreibung

From "The Talk of the Town," Jamaica Kincaid's first impressions of snobbish, mobbish New York

Talk Pieces is a collection of Jamaica Kincaid's original writing for the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," composed during the time when she first came to the United States from Antigua, from 1978 to 1983. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once in sync with William Shawn's tone for the quintessential elite insider's magazine, and (though unsigned) all her own--wonderingly alive to the ironies and screwball details that characterized her adopted city. New York is a town that, in return, fast adopts those who embrace it, and in these early pieces Kincaid discovers many of its hilarious secrets and urban mannerisms. She meets Miss Jamaica, visiting from Kingston, and escorts the reader to the West Indian-American Day parade in Brooklyn; she sees Ed Koch don his "Cheshire-cat smile" and watches Tammy Wynette autograph a copy of Lattimore's Odyssey; she learns the worlds of publishing and partying, of fashion and popular music, and how to call a cauliflower a crudite.

The book also records Kincaid's development as a young writer--the newcomer who sensitively records her impressions here takes root to become one of our most respected authors.

Details

Verkaufsrang

36881

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

09.01.2002

Verlag

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3PL

Seitenzahl

270

Beschreibung

Details

Verkaufsrang

36881

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

09.01.2002

Verlag

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3PL

Seitenzahl

270

Maße (L/B/H)

21,6/14/1,6 cm

Gewicht

385 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-0-374-52791-4

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  • Talk Stories
  • Introduction
    West Indian weekend
    Daytime dancing, a report
    The magic is blue
    A commercial party
    Time with Pryor
    Bells and drells
    Lunchtime
    Free-ee-ee
    Junior Miss
    A civic gathering
    In Central Park
    The fourth
    Boz Scaggs
    A gathering
    Notes and comment
    Notes and comment
    Interests
    Charm
    Garland Jeffreys
    Nothing in mind
    Notes and comment
    Notes and comment
    Pippo
    Honors
    Dinosaurs
    Kenya
    Cheese
    Notes and comment
    Soap
    Collecting
    Memorandum
    Recollections
    Off to China
    Office workers
    The world of letters
    Over here
    Cat
    G-L-O-R-I-A
    The ages of woman
    Festival
    Unveiling
    Miss Jamaica
    Hair
    Thirty years ago
    Noon
    Notes and comment
    Mayor
    Books
    Colloquy about Sting
    Three parties
    Expense account
    The governor's party
    Sara
    Runner
    Party
    Royalty
    Two book parties
    Audition
    Benefit
    New
    Great
    Romance
    Novel
    Cat story
    The exercise
    Car questions
    Tableware
    Prince
    Notes and comment
    The apprentice
    Birthday party at an East Side town house
    Foam and brass
    Knitting
    Notes and comment
    Luncheon
    At Mr. Chow's