Eat Your Vegetables: "The Age of Innocence" (Wharton, 1920)

Each week in Eat Your Vegetables, Jonathan Sircy shares the benefit and appeal of some of the culture’s more inaccessible or intimidating artifacts.Cultural Vegetable of the Week: The Age of Innocence (1920) Vegetable Equivalent: Iceberg lettuce Nutritional Value: An example of how “progressive” thought hides its own reactionary impulses Recommended Serving Size: Read slowly and steadily over a month; garnish with Martin Scorsese’s workmanlike adaptation if desiredEdith Wharton wrote The Age … [Read more...]