Last Fine Time

Last Fine Time

by Verlyn Klinkenborg

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Overview

By turns, an elegy, a celebration, and a social history, The Last Fine Time is a tour de force of lyrical style. Verlyn Klinkenborg chronicles the life of a family-owned restaurant in Buffalo, New York, from its days as a prewar Polish tavern to its reincarnation as George & Eddie's, a swank nightspot serving highballs and French-fried shrimp to a generation of optimistic and prosperous Americans. In the inevitable dimming of the neon sign outside the restaurant, we see both the passing of an old world way of life and the end to the postwar exuberance that was Eddie Wenzek's "last fine time."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226443355
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 710,742
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Verlyn Kilnkenborg comes from a family of Iowa farmers. A member of the editorial board of the New York Times, Klinkenborg has been published in the New Yoker, Harper's, Esquire, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Making Hay and a collection of essays, The Rural Life.

Table of Contents


Prologue
Eddie
Thomas
Julia
Ararat
Eddie
An Innocent Population
The Falls
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments

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