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The Last Fine Time
by Verlyn Klinkenborg


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.  Read more...

 
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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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226443355
  • ISBN-10: 0226443353
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: February 2004
  • Page Count: 209
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.48 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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