Mignon McLaughlin

Apercus

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Mignon McLaughlin
   - Apercus

Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983) was a short story writer and playwright with a rapier wit and an acerbic take on love, marriage, and friendship. Her aphorisms, published between 1958 and 1966, will delight aficionados of this aristocratic, subversive genre. Not all of the collection consists of aphorisms, strictly speaking: some are simply reflections, brutally honest as they are clever, on McLaughlin's own fears and foibles. Apercus is truly an autobiography in epigrams.