A sophomoric, florid, Whitmanesque exaltation of New York as the city of the world, held together precariously by an...

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DO I WAKE OR SLEEP?

A sophomoric, florid, Whitmanesque exaltation of New York as the city of the world, held together precariously by an unobtrusive plot. There is an alcoholic writer, ardent young men, a beautiful, romantic refugee with a cretin daughter, an absent-minded, spinsterish poetess, a cocktail party, a luncheon, and literary discussions; but people, and events, remain submerged in the symphony of sounds, feelings, buildings, ideas, conventions, associations which are New York. Here is an essayist -- talent, ingrown and word-Wise, but dramatically ineffectual.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 1436709962

Page Count: -

Publisher: Scribner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946