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Slaves of New York Paperback – 31 May 1991

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Product details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Original ed. edition (31 May 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671745247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671745240
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,383,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"San Francisco Chronicle"

A TRUE ORIGINAL with an eye for quirky detail... Janowitz's lean, satirical vignettes put her in the stylistic company of Fran Lebowitz and Jay McInerney.



New York "Newsday"

Jane Austen goes punk....Welcome to bohemia, circa now.



"New York"

Deadpan wit and drop-dead style...Janowitz is a fearless writer.



"The Washington Post"

Sparkling and zippy, from a loft warming to the cast party for a zombie movie...FUNNY, REFLECTIVE...WONDERFULLY SHARP.



"Vogue"

Yearning for transcendent love, yet mired in the petulant, niggardly, supremely anti-romantic world of contemporary New York City...In Tama Janowitz's short stories, economics and romance make strange (and funny) bedfellows.



New York "Newsday"Jane Austen goes punk....Welcome to bohemia, circa now.

"New York"Deadpan wit and drop-dead style...Janowitz is a fearless writer.

"The Washington Post"Sparkling and zippy, from a loft warming to the cast party for a zombie movie...FUNNY, REFLECTIVE...WONDERFULLY SHARP.

"San Francisco Chronicle"A TRUE ORIGINAL with an eye for quirky detail... Janowitz's lean, satirical vignettes put her in the stylistic company of Fran Lebowitz and Jay McInerney.

"Vogue"Yearning for transcendent love, yet mired in the petulant, niggardly, supremely anti-romantic world of contemporary New York City...In Tama Janowitz's short stories, economics and romance make strange (and funny) bedfellows.

"New York" Deadpan wit and drop-dead style...Janowitz is a fearless writer.

"The Washington Post" Sparkling and zippy, from a loft warming to the cast party for a zombie movie...FUNNY, REFLECTIVE...WONDERFULLY SHARP.

"San Francisco Chronicle" A TRUE ORIGINAL with an eye for quirky detail... Janowitz's lean, satirical vignettes put her in the stylistic company of Fran Lebowitz and Jay McInerney.

Andy Warhol GREAT! SIZZLING! WOW!

New York "Newsday" Jane Austen goes punk....Welcome to bohemia, circa now.

"Vogue" Yearning for transcendent love, yet mired in the petulant, niggardly, supremely anti-romantic world of contemporary New York City...In Tama Janowitz's short stories, economics and romance make strange (and funny) bedfellows.

From the Back Cover

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers. But between the disappointments come snatches of self-awareness, and a strange beauty in their encounters with one another.

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The book was great. I got it for next to nothing because the write up on the back cover -- which I didn't read until after I finished the book -- was written by someone who obviously hadn't read the book.
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By a r on 17 Feb. 2007
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this is a book that has the time it was written in stamped over all it. Tama Janowitz is a contemporary of Brett Easton Ellis,and was also part of Andy Warhol's inner circle . She writes stories that covered similar misadventures to Easton Ellis. This book is more like a set of short stories that cover a interesting variety of women trying to make an honest dollar and get on with there ambitions lives in New York as is often in big cities some of the women end up in less glamorous surroundings than they had hoped for. They are stories in which the protagonists hit hard reality regardless of there dreams. It is funny and sympathetic.
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By A Customer on 27 Mar. 1999
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This was the first book I read by Ms. Janowitz and the story, for the most part, moves along at a nice pace. There are the various assortment of characters...some making numerous appearances, some only a solo appearance. I did appreciate her witty sense of humour.
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