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Gopnik, Adam. THROUGH THE CHILDREN'S GATE: A HOME IN NEW YORK. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 318 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second collection of memoir-essays on subject. The sequel to "Paris To The Moon". The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Records in tidy, writerly, and obsessive fashion his family's return to the city of his earliest professional aspiration: New York. No longer the grim, decrepit hell of the 1970's, New York of the new century has become a children's city, infused by a new paternal feeling, and doting father Gopnik is delighted to walk through the Children's Gate of Central Park to relive the romance of childhood. "These pieces are literate, serious in the analysis of social issues, deeply thought-out, well-reasoned, and arise from an immaculate talent and a sharp ability to understand why people, in particular places, do particular things" (Brad Hooper). It is also very funny, and the contrast with Gopnik's Paris is striking, demonstrating a mastery of the literature of place worthy of (but quite different from) Jan Morris. A "must-have" title for Adam Gopnik collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (in the month and year of publication), and placed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Adam Gopnik Chicago Oct. 23, 2006". This title is now collectible. This is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ADAM GOPNIK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400041813. $40.00

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