The Resource The boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt

The boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt

Label
The boy detective : a New York childhood
Title
The boy detective
Title remainder
a New York childhood
Statement of responsibility
Roger Rosenblatt
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library, once the site of an immense reservoir that nourished the city with water before it nourished it with books, and the Empire State Building, which, in Rosenblatt's imagination, vibrates sympathetically with the oversize loneliness of King Kong: "If you must fall, fall from me." As he walks, he is returned to himself, the boy detective on the case. Just as Rosenblatt invented a world for himself as a child, he creates one on this night--the writer a detective still, the chief suspect in the case of his own life, a case that discloses the shared mysteries of all our lives. A masterly evocation of the city and a meditation on memory as an act of faith, The Boy Detective treads the line between a novel and a poem, displaying a world at once dangerous and beautiful
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Rosenblatt, Roger
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
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LC call number
PS3618.O8336
LC item number
Z46 2013
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • memoirs
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robert Fass
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fass, Robert
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenblatt, Roger
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
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Label
The boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 15 min., 52 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062293121
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
5999FC30-2FD4-4AF7-A9B4-CF9990998107
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864820360
  • 679092
  • (OCoLC)ocn864820360
  • 679092
  • 681720
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Label
The boy detective : a New York childhood, Roger Rosenblatt
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 15 min., 52 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062293121
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
5999FC30-2FD4-4AF7-A9B4-CF9990998107
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864820360
  • 679092
  • (OCoLC)ocn864820360
  • 679092
  • 681720
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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