[Item #5274] The Village: A History of Greenwich Village. John Strausbaugh.
The Village: A History of Greenwich Village
The Village: A History of Greenwich Village
The Village: A History of Greenwich Village
The Village: A History of Greenwich Village

The Village: A History of Greenwich Village

ISBN: 9780062078193
New York, NY: Ecco/ HarperCollins, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. "The most famous neighborhood in the world, Greenwich Village has been home to outcasts of diverse persuasions- from "half-free" Africans to working-class immigrants, from artists to politicians- for almost four hundred years. In his magisterial new book, cultural commentator John Strausbaugh weaves an absorbing narrative history of the Village, a tapestry that unrolls from its origins as a rural frontier of New Amsterdam in the 1600s through its long reign as the Left Bank of America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from its seat as the epicenter of the gay rights movement to its current status as an affluent bedroom community and tourist magnet." (from front flap) A sweeping history of Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan, the fabled kaleidescopic neighborhood among the most culturally, artistically, musically & literarily significant in the world. For our Beat-&-Beyond Third Mind purposes, the key figures of the Beat Generation, including William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke & Jack Kerouac, resided in or frequented the Village at the height of their creativity; their lives & works there are described in detail. Author John Strausbaugh (b. 1951), the acclaimed & prolific historian, commentator & podcaster, is one of the foremost authorities on the history of New York City. With four sections of captioned photographs that span the four-&-counting rich centuries of the Village. Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $29.99 price & "0413" printed on front flap), first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. A most collectible & rewarding door-stopper of great interest to all. Book in fine condition with just a touch of rubbing to front, back covers & spine (gilt lettering on spine completely bright & intact); very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild browning, slight rubbing & occasional spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior fine with some light spot-stains at (esp. front) blank paste-downs & endpapers; very light browning mostly to blank margins/edges of page leaves; tiny bumps, creases at mostly lower corners of a few of same. Dust jacket fine with very light rubbing, occasional spotting to front, back covers; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Fine / Fine. [Item #5274]

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