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Through the Children's Gate A Home in New York

characters Through the Children's Gate A Home in New York 107 Problem of consciousness the price of real estate and the meaning of modern art Along the way the impermanence and transcendence of life will be embodied in the person of a beloved teacher and coach who even facing death radiates a distinctively local light Written with Gopnik's signature mix of mind and heart elegant and exultantly alert to the minute miracles that bring a place to life Through the Children's Gate is a chronicle by turns tender and hilarious of a family taking root in the unlikeliest patch of eart. J P Donleavy once wrote a hilarious novel titled A Fairy Tale of New York Adam Gopnik s masterpiece could be just as aptly titled He has however chosen a somewhat prosaic title while letting the content of his non fiction work read very much like the title of Donleavy s opusWhile Gopnik s story is solidly a New York story of both the people and the place it s eually a story about bringing up children in the city that never sleeps even if they do Whether the city itself contributes in a measurable way to their development is of course anyone s guess It could well be that with their privileged genetic inheritance they were simply meant to become the extraordinary children the author makes them out to be But Adam Gopnik himself has no doubt played a critical role in their development and we have him to thank and admire for the end resultAs a parent myself of two rather creative children I felt and feel a certain kinship with Adam Gopnik and fully expect our progeny to one day share a communal spotlightIn the meantime I thank him for an extraordinary read It has been a long time since I could honestly say of a book that I didn t want it to end I say that now without ualification about Through the Children s Gate and urge not only would be parents but also appreciative readers to open their eyes minds and hearts to this gift of a bookRRB101112 Sunshine on Putty impermanence and transcendence of life will be embodied The Oxford Library of Practical Theology in the person of a beloved teacher and coach who even facing death radiates a distinctively local light Written with Gopnik's signature mix of mind and heart elegant and exultantly alert to the minute miracles that bring a place to life Through the Children's Gate The Secret of Happy Parents: How to Stay in Love as a Couple and True to Yourself is a chronicle by turns tender and hilarious of a family taking root De Cómo Romeo se transó a Julieta in the unlikeliest patch of eart. J P Donleavy once wrote a hilarious novel titled A Fairy Tale of New York Adam Gopnik s masterpiece could be just as aptly titled He has however chosen a somewhat prosaic title while letting the content of his non fiction work read very much like the title of Donleavy s opusWhile Gopnik s story Man of Honour John MacArthur Duellist Rebel Founding Father is solidly a New York story of both the people and the place Saga of Recluce Books 6 9 The Saga of Recluce #6 9 it s eually a story about bringing up children خاطرات و اسناد ناصر دفتر رواییانقلاب مشروطیت، نهضت جنگل، وقایع سیاسی و اجتماعی خلخال in the city that never sleeps even Little Box of Style if they do Whether the city The Enthusiastic Amateur itself contributes Black Blade\Angel Eyes in a measurable way to their development The Toybag Guide to Canes and Caning Toybag Guide is of course anyone s guess It could well be that with their privileged genetic The Whispering Room Jane Hawk #2 inheritance they were simply meant to become the extraordinary children the author makes them out to be But Adam Gopnik himself has no doubt played a critical role From Trauma to Enlightenment self therapy in twelve steps in their development and we have him to thank and admire for the end resultAs a parent myself of two rather creative children I felt and feel a certain kinship with Adam Gopnik and fully expect our progeny to one day share a communal spotlightIn the meantime I thank him for an extraordinary read It has been a long time since I could honestly say of a book that I didn t want The Arabs it to end I say that now without ualification about Through the Children s Gate and urge not only would be parents but also appreciative readers to open their eyes minds and hearts to this gift of a bookRRB101112

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characters Through the Children's Gate A Home in New York 107 Friends who round out the extended urban family From Bluie a goldfish fated to meet a Hitchcockian end to Charlie Ravioli an imaginary playmate who being a New Yorker is too busy to play the Gopniks' new home is under the spell of the sort of characters only the city's uniue civilization of childhood could produce Not long after their return the fabric of living will be rent by the events of 911 but like a magic garment will reweave itself reviving normalcy in a world where Jewish jokes mingle with debates about the. Journalist Adam Gopnik reflects over a period of a few years on his return to New York from Paris with his young children The reflections cover his personal life cultural trends and the changes to the cityHis children experience imaginary friends chess Yu Gi Oh baseball heelies fantasy games goldfish and IM He tells of his good friend Kirk as he declines with cancer and yet coaches a flag football team of young boys as well as giving a series of lectures on modern artHe touches on experiences with specific New York City places and experiences such as psychoanalysis Central Park Times Suare The Listening Post switch hotels noise and the reaction to 911He also brings in general cultural trends like the decline of department stores and independent specialty stores in favour of chain boutiues like The Gap Victoria s Secret and Starbucks He touches on the way parents get involved in their children s school activities like plays on the exercise trends running for men and yoga for women and on the adult s social interaction through a game called MafiaI enjoyed all aspects of this book and even though I have only visited New York and never lived there I appreciate both its uniueness and its similarity to other placesHighly recommended

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characters Through the Children's Gate A Home in New York 107 Following the best selling Paris to the Moon the continuation of the Gopniks' adventures against the panorama of a different though no less storied city as they attempt to make a new home for themselves Autumn 2000 After five years in Paris Adam Gopnik moves his family back to a New York that seems at first safer and shinier than ever Here in the wondrously strange neighborhood of Manhattan we observe the triumphs and travails of father mother son and daughter; and of the teachers coaches therapists adversaries and. I ve heard a very good friend of mine use the term dabbler than once That term fits Adam Gopnik very well He s a writer for The New Yorker and will seemingly write about anything that catches his attention or possibly that he s been assigned to write about Though he s been writing for the magazine for thirty years now and perhaps he chooses his own assignments Anyway his modus operandi seems to me to be to cover a subject but not dig very deeply into itThrough the Children s Gate is a book about New York City primarily Manhattan and a New York City that he knows Nothing necessarily wrong with that but it seems to cover a fairly narrow scopeOne problem with Through the Children s Gate is that many of the essays are simply not very interesting Mr Gopnik writes a lot about his family primarily about his children and that ends up being close to the experience of people showing you photographs of their children The photos mean a lot to them probably not so much to youWhen he steps away from writing about his family there are other problems That Sunday is a revisiting of a Sunday gig at the Village Vanguard in 1961 by the Bill Evans Trio that was recorded It s well known in jazz history but it seems strange to me that someone would write about that gig when John Coltrane was blowing the roof off the Vanguard later that year in gigs that were recorded And when Ornette Coleman s groups at the Five Spot around that time were changing the ways that many musicians played jazz and the ways that many listeners heard and listened to the music I guess that Bill Evans music is palatable to the average New Yorker reader than Trane s or Ornette sWhen Mr Gopnik writes about his friend Kirk Varnedoe an art historian and teacher he focuses on descriptions of Mr Varnedoe coaching a team of eight year old football players which included Mr Gopnik s son The article certainly humanizes Kirk Varnedoe that s a fine thing but it generally ignores his teaching and writing which I wanted to know about Instead I learned about his football coaching skills interesting and humanizing but there obviously was to the man than thatThrough the Children s Gate seems like a book that was cobbled together from previously written articles simply to make a book not always a good thing and in this case definitely notMy favorite bit of writing in the book was an epigraphInterviewer Sir How do you survive in New York City What do you eatSid Caesar as The Wild Boy PigeonInterviewer Don t the Pigeons objectSid Caesar Only for a minute from Your Show of Shows attr Mel Brooksedit I did enjoy reading Gopnik s Paris to the Moon Now I m not sure if it actually was a good book or if the fact that I ve never been to Paris just made it a piece of exotica to me

  • Hardcover
  • 318
  • Through the Children's Gate A Home in New York
  • Adam Gopnik
  • English
  • 07 August 2019
  • 9781400041817