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Linda Selman and actors, The World of H.C. Bunner: From Puck through Wharton, and Bunner Sisters

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 6:30 PM | Members' Room

Although little-known now, in the late nineteenth century Henry Cuyler Bunner led a movement that changed the face of politics, arts, and literature in America. The editor-in-chief of Puck Magazine, America's first successful political comic weekly, Bunner was also the author of the 1883 essay "New York As a Field for Fiction" which laid out the structure for a new genre, the New York story, exemplified by Edith Wharton's novella Bunner Sisters.