The cubical city
This finely crafted novel provides a memorable glimpse of life and love in New York in the 1920s. nbsp; Janet Flanner, who as Genęt wrote a fort-nightly “Letter from Paris” for theNew Yorkermagazine for almost fifty years, has recently told of her experiences in Paris in her widely acclaimed bookParisWas Yesterday.Here in her only published novel,The Cubical City,she provides an extraordinary—and memorable—glimpse of the young artist in New York during the Jazz Age. In an Afterword written for this new edition she discusses the writer’s craft and her early schooling in and dedication to it. nbsp; The story concerns the young, talented, and liberated Delia Poole who, after emerging from the Middle West and after a period of struggle, is enjoying success as a costume designer for New York musical reviews. In love with New York, established in her own studio, and enshy;joying life, she finds her life complicated by Paul, the impecunious suitor, and by the death of her father and her mother’s removal to New York.
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Review: The Cubical City (Lost American fiction)User Review - Jessica - Goodreads
Melancholy and modernist. Janet Flanner writes surprisingly snarky prose, with a truly original style. Quite good! And, I know enough about her life to know much of this was culled from personal experience. Definitely recommended. Read full review