Lynes, Russell

(b. 1910)

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graduated from Yale (1932), and was managing editor of Harper's Magazine (1947–67). His books include Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow (1949), a witty study of cultural levels; Snobs (1950), clever definitions; Guests; or, How To Survive Hospitality (1951); The Tastemakers (1954), an amusing interpretation of shapers of taste; A Surfeit of Honey (1957), on current U.S. manners and customs; Cadwallader (1959), a light fantasy about a cultivated rat resident at Columbia University; The Domesticated Americans (1963), a lively account of the American home of the 19th and 20th centuries; The Art-Makers of Nineteenth-Century America (1970), putting art and architecture in its social setting; and Good Old Modern (1973), on New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Subjects: Literature.

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