Praise for rules of civility. Read Bookpage's recent profile of Amor Towles and his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, here.
Praise for rules of civility. An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New Yor. n the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave – and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it. -O, the Oprah Magazine. Glamorous Gotham in one to relis. book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second. The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Amor Towles's tale of cocktails, silk stockings and retro chic is redolent of all the best New York films and novels, writes Viv Groskop. Tinker is enigmatic, adorable and lives his life according to George Washington's Rules of Civility. Except that he definitely hasn't read the last rule: "Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. Anyway it's New Year's Eve 1937 and Katey Kontent is heading to a Greenwich Village hotspot – quite literally the Hotspot – with her room-mate Eve.
Rules of Civility book. An unlikely chance encounter stuns the woman, Katey-a If a novel could win an award for best cinematography, this would take home the gold. Amor Towles's sophisticated retro-era novel of manners captures Manhattan 1938 with immaculate lucidity and a silvery focus on the gin and the jazz, the nightclubs and the streets, the pursuit of sensuality, and the arc of the self-made woman. The novel's preface opens in 1966, with a happily married couple attending a Walker Evans photography exhibition.
While jazz is not central to the narrative of Rules of Civility, the music and its various formulations are an important component of the book’s backdrop
While jazz is not central to the narrative of Rules of Civility, the music and its various formulations are an important component of the book’s backdrop. On the night of January 16, 1938, Benny Goodman assembled a bi-racial orchestra to play jazz to a sold-out Carnegie Hall-the first jazz performance in the hallowed hall and one which is now famous for bringing jazz (and black performers) to a wider audience.
Rules of civility : a novel, Amor Towles. p. cm. ISBN : 978-1-101-51706-2. So all of us were drunk to some degree. 1. Young women-Fiction. 2. Upper class-New York (State)-New York-Fiction. 3. Nineteen thirties-Fiction. 4. Wall Street (New York, . We shouted over the dinner tables and slipped away into empty rooms with each other’s spouses, carousing with all the enthusiasm and indis. cretion of Greek gods.
In Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, his clever heroine, who grew up in Brooklyn as Katya, restyles herself in 1930s Manhattan as the more clubbable Katey, aspiring to all-American inclusion
In Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, his clever heroine, who grew up in Brooklyn as Katya, restyles herself in 1930s Manhattan as the more clubbable Katey, aspiring to all-American inclusion. As World War II gears up, raising the economy from bust to boom, Katey’s wit and charm lift her from a secretarial pool at a law firm to a high-profile assistant’s perch at a flashy new Condé Nast magazine. One night at the novel’s outset touches off the chain reaction that will produce both Katey’s career and her husband, and define her entire adult life.
About Rules of Civility. From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a sharply stylish (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society-now with over one million readers worldwide. On the last night of 1937, Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table.
Amor Towles' 'Rules of Civility' an elegant look at 1930s - USATODAY. Amor Towles's tale of cocktails, silk stockings and retro chic is redolent of all the best New York films and novels, writes Viv Groskop. In his debut novel Rules of Civility, Amor Towles delivers a plucky heroine who navigates New York's elite in the 1930s. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. 6 August 2011 ·. sm. om. 26 July 2011 ·. Sceptre Books.
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What is Rules of Civility about? A nostalgic look at New York in the 1930s thru the eyes of Katey Constant and her . The beauty of the book is in it’s telling. Towles recreates New York of the past with great conviction, and it’s a joy to follow Katey around Manhattan
What is Rules of Civility about? A nostalgic look at New York in the 1930s thru the eyes of Katey Constant and her relationships. Towles recreates New York of the past with great conviction, and it’s a joy to follow Katey around Manhattan. Towles also acknowledges the migrant melting pot that New York already was as we hop about Russian, Jewish and Chinese neighbourhoods. The writing is elegant and engaging with an almost effervescent quality. It’s a straightforward novel to read, yet it’s deeply textured.