Interior with Figures


On July 19, 1947, publication of "Interior with Figures." The New Yorker. The Time Element and Other Stories.

Post World War Two (1947) social setting
snapshot of a wealthy family of four. The son Ned has flunked out of Yale. He lives at home, works construction drives a motorcycle, and verbally spars with his father over cocktails before dinner. (Should he wear a coat and tie for dinner? Mother says he doesn't have to). They have Nellie the cook, as well as a golf club membership.

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