Trifles Make Perfection

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - 289 من الصفحات
JOSEPH WECHSBERG, was among a generation of writers that included M.F.K. Fisher, A.J. Liebling, and Ludwig Bemelmans. Many of them found a home for their work at The New Yorker and were given carte blanche to tackle any subject they found appealing. For Wechsberg, this included most of what he perceived as the cultural life of the civilized world: music, food, travel, and the history of banking and finance. Always central to these essays and portraits were men of acknowledged accomplishment, whose lives he tried to understand in both the contexts of their own personalities and of the cultures that shaped them. Wechsberg was a man who valued perfection for its own sake, seeing its quest as worthy and its attainment as eminently possible. Reading him is like fine dining: the food is exquisite, the choice of wine perfect, and one leaves the experience feeling warmed, flattered, and fulfilled. This generous selection of his very best, now in paperback, is sure to satisfy any civilized palate.
 

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The Ambassador in the Sanctuary
7
The Nonconformist
30
Toccata and Fugue
76
The Bois de Boulogne
95
Londons Savoy Hotel and Others
122
A Question of Reverberation
135
The Budapest String Quartet
157
Ne Plus Ultra
188
The Finest Butter and Lots of Time
217
Afternoon at the Chateau dYquem
233
My Fathers Cuff Links
251
The Children of Lidice
271
Acknowledgments 289
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