At the Strangers' Gate by Adam Gopnik PDF

By Adam Gopnik

'A striking expertise' Malcolm Gladwell

When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of domestic in Montreal for brand spanking new York, the town then, very like at the present time, used to be a pilgrimage web site for the younger, the arty, and the formidable. however it used to be additionally changing into a urban of greed, the place either life's consolations and its must haves have been more and more going to the top bidder.

At the Strangers' Gate builds a portrait of this actual second in manhattan in the course of the tale of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual development right into a manhattan relations. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room at the top East part, and later to SoHo, the place he captures a unicorn: an inexpensive ny loft. he's taking us via his specialist meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA.

Between soft and funny memories, together with affectionate images of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, between many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economic system of inventive capital, and the unusual anthropology of artwork and aspiration in long island, then and now.

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