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Topic - Matthew Arnold
The eponymous good stuff was the all-purpose term Jennifer Grant's father, Cary, used to describe all the nice things that make up what the French like to call "douceur de vie" - sweetness of life - and certainly her memory of life with this extraordinarily devoted father and unusually civil and civilized man is a lovely distillation of her halcyon childhood and youth.
For one thing, Mr. London's analysis of America reflects a distinguished career spent poring over the classics and the benefit of viewing things against the continuum of "the best that has been thought and said," as the poet Matthew Arnold described the Great Books tradition.