Reader's Digest

11.9.2011

By Out.com Editors

A singular syllabus from persons of note.

 

Open City (Random House), by Teju Cole

“A young Nigerian author’s tribute to New York City, it’s a novel but it reads like a flaneur’s memoir. Cole has a prose style as arresting as W.G.Sebald's and like Naipaul he can bring out all the values of a scene just by looking at it long enough.—Edmund White

 

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