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Manhattans, Bronxes and Queens
Funk, J. Wilfred. Manhattans, Bronxes and Queens. First Edition, Second Printing. 1931. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition—the jacket shows paper loss to the corners. Drawings by Russell Patterson.
This book takes the dramas and complexities of sophisticated living and turns them into sheer delight. It is café society at its most enchanting. However, do not let the apparent lightness of the subject matter fool you. The sum of all that lightness is greater than the individual parts. Poems include “From a Downtown Skyscraper,” “The Einstein Blues,” “A Tippler’s Litany,” and “The Insatiable Sex.” The Art Deco drawings that accompany the poems are equally marvelous.
God is some one you can see,
Exquisite in flesh and bone
Warmer than a god of stone.
--Wilfred J. Funk