Thursday, July 27, 2017

Old New York …

… The Graveyard Humor of Up in the Old Hotel | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It doesn’t take an Aristotle to explain how a book full of people and places and customs that no longer exist could make a reader as happy as Up in the Old Hotel does. Mr. Mitchell always mediates the sadness such subjects bring—the loss of time, the life slipping by, the way the old manners fail to hang on—and he lets the reader feel only the pleasure that comes from his own very personal discoveries. 

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