Tuesday, May 03, 2005

May 1st 2005; Sunday NYTimes Book Review, p. 31

"We'll Map Manhattan," by Randy Cohen

Randy Cohen proposes "to create, with the help of the Book Review's readers, a literary map of --not of its authors' haunts but those of their characters..."

Lily Bart's walk up Fifth Avenue toward Lawrence Selden's apartment in the Benedick is prominently featured in this essay, which provides both a map and the following quotation from THE HOUSE OF MIRTH:

"As she reached 50th Street...she decided to walk across to Madison Avenue." She notices "the Georgian flathouse with flowerboxes on its balconies...A few yards ahead was the doorway they had entered together."

Submitted by Deborah Hecht, hechtd@tourolaw.edu

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