A. R. Gurney

A. R. Gurney's picture

American playwright and novelist A. R. Gurney, Jr. has written dozens of plays including Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and The Dining Room. Gurney currently lives in both New York and Connecticut.

Articles by this Contributor

September/October 1988

For generations it was the mainspring, the proof, and the reward of a civilized social life. Now, a fond student of the ritual looks back on the golden age of the dinner party and tells you just how you should have behaved.