Times Book Review on Mark Caldwell’s "400-Year Bender"

Joseph Berger, a senior reporter for The Times, calls Mark Caldwell’s NEW YORK NIGHT “deeply researched” and “lyrical.” He goes on to say,

Caldwell’s analysis is quite canny at times, as is his understanding that nighttime draws us out of our safe homes precisely because of its “frisson of terror,” and because it provides a veil through which we can encounter worlds happily avoided during daylight.

Berger especially appreciates the book’s “telling symmetry,” the way in which center of night life has shifted from Times Square to lower Manhattan, where the New York night began.


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