New York in Literature

New York in Literature

In order to prepare for a class-trip to New York we read a variety of short stories, articles and poems about New York and each students read one novel that is set in New York.

Here you can find the  text extracts and background information about this fascinating city.

Glitz andGlamor in New York: Breakfast At Tiffany’s  The Great Gatsby
  American Psycho Bright Lights, Big City

The Other Side:

New York seen through the eyes of outsiders, minorities and children or teenagers.  
  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close          The Catcher In The Rye
Outsiders and Minorities The Coldest Winter Ever Grand Central Winter
Black Experience Invisible Man  Go Tell It On The Mountain


Hispanic Experience Bodega Dreams  
Chinatown  (Non-fiction)  
Jewish Immigrants The Chosen Call It Sleep


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