Short sketches, compressed episodes, written with perception and a feeling for those leaving youth behind, pointing up the...

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Short sketches, compressed episodes, written with perception and a feeling for those leaving youth behind, pointing up the frailties and weaknesses of New York social gestures. Many recount the ephemera experienced by city-dwellers, particularly middle-distance bachelors. Cocktail parties, yearnings for a farm, children, visits, sickness, friends, a correspondent in a divorce, a man falling in love, a woman trying to fall out of love, these are just a few brief moments recaptured by the author with great finesse. Many have appeared in the New Yorker.

Pub Date: June 5, 1940

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1940