[Ebook] ↠ The Chintz Age Author Ed Hamilton – Valtrex-4.us

The Chintz Age The Chintz Age Is A Top 10 Small Press Fiction Bestseller And A 2015 Must Read Book By A Ky Author LEO Weekly Don T Miss This Great Read About NYC New York Public Library Recommends The Stories In The Chintz Age Are A Monument To New York The Guardian Just As Soylent Green Is People, So THE CHINTZ AGE Is Now Everything Is Cheaper And Chintzier Than In The Past, From Consumer Products To Culture Itself Our Great Cities, And, In Particular, New York, Are Being Transformed As We Speak, As Rising Rents Squeeze Out The Artists And Bohemians Who Honed And Burnished The City S Glittering Cutting Edge So Should We Look Backward In Teary Eyed Nostalgia For The Glorious Past, Or Grit Our Teeth And Move Forward, Accepting The Inevitability Of Change In Order To Carve Out A Place For Ourselves In This Brave New New York This Book Of Gritty Urban Fairy Tales Represents A Heartfelt Prayer For The Future Of The Arts In New York, As Well As A Blueprint For A Moral And Spiritual Resistance To The Forces Of Cultural Philistinism.In Seven Stories And A Novella, Ed Hamilton Takes On This Clash Of Cultures Between The Old And The New, As His Characters Are Forced To Confront Their Own Obsolescence In The Face Of This Rapidly Surging Capitalist Juggernaut Ranging Over The Whole Panorama Of New York Neighborhoods From The East Village To Hell S Kitchen, And From The Bowery To Washington Heights Hamilton Weaves A Spellbinding Web Of Urban Mythology Punks, Hippies, Beatniks, Squatters, Junkies, Derelicts, And Anarchists The Entire Pantheon Of Urban Demigods Gambol Through A Grungy Subterranean Elysium Of Dive Bars, Cheap Diners, Flophouses, And Shooting Galleries, Searching For Meaning And A Place To Make Their Stand.

[Ebook] ↠ The Chintz Age  Author Ed  Hamilton – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 284 pages
  • The Chintz Age
  • Ed Hamilton
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9780986111198

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ The Chintz Age Author Ed Hamilton – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this set of short stories set in NYC Many stories transporting me back to my favourite parts, particularly the LES and the grungy dive bars A wonderful mix of tales surrounding the bohemians, artists and edgier characters of the city res...


  2. says:

    Great great book of stories, and the last one is on par with Stephen King..totally creeped me out I have never heard of women like that..not mentioning it because I don t want to spoil the read for anyone Fabulous readI lOVED it I think each story could become its own no...


  3. says:

    A good portrait of the changing New york, but the book s best stories are those which deal with gentrification indirectly, such as Westside Hotel, King of the Underground, and The Retro Seventies Manhattan Dream Apartment.


  4. says:

    Love this book It is now among the list of my favorite short story collections, including those of Dorothy Parker, Jhumpa Lahiri and T.C Boyle I would like an audio version of it in the future.


  5. says:

    If you enjoy reading about bohemian life in NYC you will enjoy this short story collection.


  6. says:

    I often think of short story collections as being comparable to a record album or a mixed tape, with each story being like an individual song on the album or tape I always wonder about the song order or story order , I wonder if the album tape short story collection has a theme or a concept, I wander how autobiographical each song story is and how much it reveals about the writer s world vision and philosophy I also look for certain hooks, riffs, solos soliloquys that either express the writer s creativity or lack thereof Albums are interesting because they can be viewed as a whole as well as being viewed in terms of their individual songs this allows for various things to be going on at different levels all at once Thinking of a short story collection in that context means a strong opener is important In Ed Hamilton s The Chintz Age Fat Hippie Books is that strong opener It introduces a number of themes and motifs that set up further exploration in the stories that follow The most central motif that Hamilton introduces in Fat Hippie Books is that of real estate or domicile uncertainty In...


  7. says:

    Panhandlers, junkies, whores, alcoholics, would be writers and artists, the frail and elderly and slightly crazy Ed Hamilton knows them all, and gives us a vivid account of the has beens and never weres, the low schemers and high minded failures who people a city in flux that may not have any room for them, as crumbling buildings and sleazy bars and rubble strewn lots give way to the relentless tide of gentrification Most of his characters succumb to drugs, alcohol, Alzheimer s, obsessions, or the crippling awareness of their own mediocrity, as they fight...


  8. says:

    Ed Hamilton s books have a unique way of exploring things that, on the surface, seem very New York, but uncovers the human condition far beyond any geographical region.In his newest collection, Hamilton takes on gentrification not in nostalgia for the past sort of way, but rather through a Heideggerian critique of the modern world A world where craftsmanship, individuality, and character are mere...


  9. says:

    Interesting vignettes of New York City life.

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