Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan

Skinny Island More Tales of Manhattan Spanning a century in twelve beautifully written stories of Manhattan life Skinny Island conveys Auchincloss s inimitable eloquence and style with slices of life that are an enduring and timeless par

  • Title: Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan
  • Author: Louis Auchincloss
  • ISBN: 9780896218253
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spanning a century in twelve beautifully written stories of Manhattan life, Skinny Island conveys Auchincloss s inimitable eloquence and style with slices of life that are an enduring and timeless part of American culture Sparkling and assured Time.

    One thought on “Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan”

    1. Odd stories, oddly told. A wee bit too patrician for my taste. I don't mind reading how the upper-crust live, but I want some critique to go with it. But I picked the book up in a nursing home, abandoned. It would have merely gone to the recycle bin; I donated it to a church jumble sale after finishing.

    2. A little stiff but not bad's a series of vignettes, all set in NYC, and occurring at successively more modern historical periods. All the characters are white and rich, though, which will not be surprising given the author, and a surprising number of the male ones die in various wars.

    3. "There developed a legend that he had one dismissed a class because he seemed on the verge of tears in a lecture on the death of Keats."

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