ENG 1101 Classwork: “View of the World from 9th Avenue” by Saul Steinberg

“View of the World from 9th Avenue” by Saul Steinberg:

On the Saul Steinberg Foundation Web site

On Wikipedia

To help us think about Steinberg’s illustration, we can consider how it is a map. Some questions we can consider:

What time period does this text reflect?

What geographical location does it depict?

What information is accurate, and what is inaccurate?

What do the inaccuracies mean?

What do you understand about the map from its title?

What is The New Yorker magazine and why was this an appropriate cover for one of its issues?