Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Louis Auchincloss, R. I. P.

Louis Auchincloss, Chronicler of New York’s Upper Crust, Dies at 92 - Obituary (Obit) - "Louis Auchincloss, a Wall Street lawyer from a prominent New York family who became a widely read author of dozens of books that plumbed the world of Manhattan’s old-money elite, died Tuesday night in Manhattan. He was 92.

The cause was complications of a stroke, his son Andrew said. Mr. Auchincloss lived in Manhattan.

Although he also wrote distinguished short stories, criticism and social history, Mr. Auchincloss (pronounced AW-kin-kloss) was mainly regarded as one of America’s pre-eminent novelists of manners and a portraitist of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant upper crust."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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