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In this collection of satirical pieces and short humorous fiction, Veronica Geng turns up hilarities large and small in government-speak, gender relations, academia, the mass media, love lives, restaurants, airplanes, and baseball fans. "Often," Ian Frazier writes in his introduction, "her writing was the purest satire, in the sense that its preferred outcome would be for its object to fall down dead." Always attuned to the way things sound, Geng was a wicked parodist, a mimic of voices from Henry James to Chandler's private eyes, from LBJ to Pat Robertson. Love Trouble confirms Veronica Geng's place as one of our greatest humorists, who helped to carry the tradition of S.J. Perelman, James Thurber, and Robert Benchley to its illogical conclusion.

About the Author

Ian Frazier's books include Family and Great Plains.Veronica Geng (1941-1997) wrote and edited for THE NEW YORKER from 1976 until 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395945575
Subtitle:
New and Collected Work
Introduction:
Frazier, Ian
Author:
Geng, Veronica
Author:
Frazier, Ian
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Satire, american
Copyright:
Edition Description:
PAPERBACK
Publication Date:
19990513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.96x5.52x.84 in. .85 lbs.

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