The Odd Woman and the City

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The Odd Woman and the City

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Summary

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments

A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same.

Running steadily through the book is Vivian Gornick’s exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, whose friendship has “shed more light on the mysterious nature of ordinary human relations than has any other intimacy” she has known. The exchange between Gornick and Leonard acts as a Greek chorus to the main action of the narrator’s continual engagement on the street with grocers, derelicts, and doormen; people on the bus, cross-dressers on the corner, and acquaintances by the handful. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees.

Written as a narrative collage that includes meditative pieces on the making of a modern feminist, the role of the flaneur in urban literature, and the evolution of friendship over the past two centuries, The Odd Woman and the City beautifully bookends Gornick’s acclaimed Fierce Attachments, in which we first encountered her rich relationship with the ultimate metropolis.

Subjects in The Odd Woman and the City

According to Blackstone Publishing, the Publisher of The Odd Woman and the City Audiobook, The Odd Woman and the City includes the following subjects: new york, memoir, biography, friendship, autobiography, gay, lgbt, self-discovery, feminist. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of The Odd Woman and the City

The author of The Odd Woman and the City is Vivian Gornick. Vivian Gornick is the author of several acclaimed books, including Fierce Attachments, named the best memoir of the past fifty years by the New York Times Book Review in 2019; the essay collections The End of the Novel of Love and The Men in My Life, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism; and The Odd Woman and the City, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. She began her career as a staff writer for the Village Voice in 1969, and her work has since appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, the New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, and many other publications.

About the Narrator of The Odd Woman and the City Audiobook

The narrator for the The Odd Woman and the City Audiobook is Vivian Gornick.

<p><b>Vivian Gornick</b> is the author of the acclaimed memoir <i>Fierce Attachments</i>, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections, two of which, <i>The Men in My Life</i> and <i>The End of the Novel of Love</i>, were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. </p>.

The Odd Woman and the City Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Blackstone Publishing. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-10 is 1094065145. The ISBN-13 is 9781094065144.

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