Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A Literary Map of Manhattan

NY Times Literary Map

"Hey Horwitz," I said. "You ever pass by the lagoon in Central Park?"
-The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

As if I couldn't already conceal my elation for heading back home to New York, the New York Times yesterday released a 'Literary Map' of Manhattan. The interactive flash map allows you to pinpoint locations in Gotham where fictional New Yorkers from famous novels frolicked, or as the
Times so aptly put it, "played, drank, walked, and looked at ducks."

The map is impressive to say the least, and begs at least a cursory glance. It includes characters from author's Saul Bellows and J.D. Salinger to the more esoteric Thomas Pynchon and William Burroughs.


At 7:11 AM, July 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were very tired/
We were very merry/
We had gone back and forth/
All night on the ferry.

"Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna might have been referring to the hostel stay of an accidental couple, or is it only an accidental coupling? Como te recuerdes? Maybe, they should have rode the ferry and each other.


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