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The last fine time

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Knopf :
Pub. Date:
1991.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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." Book jacket.
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9780394571959
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subject_facetBars (Drinking establishments) -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Biography
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Ethnic neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century
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Polish Americans -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Biography
Polish Americans -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Wenzek family
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Ethnic neighborhoods
Family-owned business enterprises
History
Polish Americans
Social life and customs
Wenzek family