Writing the City: New York As Subject and Source of Literary Production
New York City is both the location of literary production and the subject of literary efforts. This course examines New York from both angles. We will be visiting publishing houses, magazines, and agents. We will talk to working writers, bookstore owners, and movie producers. We will also be reading books set in New York for whom the city itself serves as a character. Finally, we will attempt to write the city, both as a non-fiction subject and as a fictional one.