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She was a powerful influence on him and his writing in every way. " The more than one hundred letters that passed between mother and son during the latter's service on landing craft during World War II attest to the accuracy of his judgment, for the letters were always about the books each was reading. Auchincloss so respected her literary judgment that he submitted each finished manuscript for her inspection before submitting it to Houghton Mifflin, his publisher for half a century. She objected to almost everything, on the grounds that he was betraying allegiance to his own people and begged him to camouflage a resemblance to someone or other she thought was too identifiable.

Before we were captured by the corporations. " Both men are suggesting that the successful practitioner keeps his sense of moral outrage within the boundaries of his clients' interests. To do otherwise is not to live in the real world. Several stories indicate that many partners are not cynical opportunists but frustrated idealists who have learned to temper their idealism. " brings to a pragmatic conclusion two stories— "Power of Suggestion," from Powers of Attorney, and "The Senior Partner's Ethics," from Skinny Island (1987)—that raise complex moral questions.

Set in and around the fictional Museum of North America, very like the Museum of the City of New York in its lack of endowment and resulting financial pressures, the novel characterizes wealthy collectors as people after social recognition. The biblical title, though, alludes to art as a new religion in the sense that people worship artifacts instead of God.

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