A Traveler in Residence: Maeve Brennan and the Last Days of New York
Peters, Ann, Women's Studies Quarterly
In 1965, Tom Wolfe published an article in the New York Herald Tribune as the first installment of a two-part attack on the New Yorker magazine. In it, he dubbed the magazine the "laughingstock of the literary community," lampooned its editor, William Shawn, and mocked the "whichy thickets" of its prose. He also accused the New Yorker of having packed up and moved to the suburbs. Catering to "educated women with large homes and solid hubbies" and a fondness for "expensive things," the magazine had become just another example of the "sentimental bourgeois," a "totem" of good breeding in the "good green world of Larchmont, Dedham, Grosse Point, Bryn Mawr, Chevy Chase" (Yagoda, 339). Wolfe …
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Publication information: Article title: A Traveler in Residence: Maeve Brennan and the Last Days of New York. Contributors: Peters, Ann - Author. Journal title: Women's Studies Quarterly. Volume: 33. Issue: 3/4 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 66+. © Feminist Press Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.