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Benchley Roundup (54 Edition)

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"Robert Benchley is the funniest writer who ever lived."-Dave Barry

Robert Benchley once described himself as a man at whom pigeons sneered, but his sketches and articles, published in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time. His influence-on his fellows at the Algonquin Round Table, contemporaries such as James Thurber and S. J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen and Steve Martin-has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition, a legacy more than safe from the opinions of birds.

The Benchley Roundup is made up of selections Benchley's son, Nathaniel, regarded as those "which seem to stand up best over the years," a smorgasbord of the most endearing and enduring pieces from the pen of one of American's funniest-and most penetrating-wits.

Synopsis:

Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like "Life", "Vanity Fair" and "The New Yorker", earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humourists of his time. This is a collection of pieces, selected by his son Nathaniel.

Synopsis:

The Benchley Roundup is made up of selections his son, Nathaniel, regards as those 'which seem to stand up best over the years, ' a smorgasbord of the most endearing and enduring pieces from the pen of one of America's funniest--and most penetrating--wits.

Synopsis:

"Robert Benchley is the funniest writer who ever lived."-Dave Barry

Robert Benchley once described himself as a man at whom pigeons sneered, but his sketches and articles, published in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time. His influence-on his fellows at the Algonquin Round Table, contemporaries such as James Thurber and S. J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen and Steve Martin-has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition, a legacy more than safe from the opinions of birds.

The Benchley Roundup is made up of selections Benchley's son, Nathaniel, regarded as those "which seem to stand up best over the years," a smorgasbord of the most endearing and enduring pieces from the pen of one of American's funniest-and most penetrating-wits.

Synopsis:

Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time; his influence—on contemporaries such as E. B. White, James Thurber, and S. J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor—has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition. The Benchley Roundup collects those pieces, selected by Benchley's son Nathaniel, "which seem to stand up best over the years"-a compendium of the most endearing and enduring work from one of America's funniest and most penetrating wits.

"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous."

—Robert Benchley

About the Author

Robert C. Benchley (1889-1945), a premier humorist of his time and member of the Algonquin Round Table, wrote for the New York World and New York Tribune Graphic as well as many other periodicals; his work was widely syndicated and anthologized.

Table of Contents

Foreword"Take the Witness!"How to Get Things DoneThe Social Life of the NewtFootball Rules or Whatever They AreThe Tortures of Week-End VistingFrom Nine to FiveShakespeare ExplainedChristmas AfternoonFamily Life in AmericaDo Insects Think?The Stranger Within Our GatesOpera SynopsesMalignant MirrorsHow to Understand International FinanceKiddie-Kar TravelUncle Edith's Ghost StoryFrench for AmericansIs This the Missing Link?The Mystery of the Poisoned Kipper"Ask That Man"Editha's Christmas BurglarWhat Does it Mean?A Talk to Young MenPaul Revere's RideThrowing Back the European OffensiveMore Songs for MellerCompiling an American TragedyInter-office MemoFascinating CrimesBack to the GameThe Typical New YorkerCarnical Week in Sunny Las LosAnother Uncle Edith Christmas StoryIf These Old Wall Could Talk!Happy Childhood TalesThe Sunday MenaceCan We Believe Our Eyes?The King's English: Not Murder but Suicide"One Minute, Please!"Looking Shakespeare OverHow I CreateFirst-Catch Your CriminalThe Noon Telephone OperatirFall In!"Could You Tell Me...?"The Wreck of the Sunday PaperWhat—No Budapest?Mind's Eye TroubleHow to Understand MusicThe King and the Old ManThe Real Public EnemiesMatinees—Wednesday and SaturdaysThe Chinese SituationSaturday;s SmellsRoute Nationale 14Naming Our FlowersJonny-on-the-SpotDown with PigeonsContributors to This IssueNo Pullmans, Please!Mysteries from the SkyIsn't It Remarkable?Do Dreams Go by Opposites?New from HomeThe Children's HourBaclk to MozartSpy ScaresArtist's Model Succumbs!Ladies WildCocktail HourWhy We Laugh-or Do We?Weather RecordsHome Made JokesMen of Harlech!Summer ShirtingsWord Torture"I Know of It"The CardHow Long Can You Live?My FaceEasy TestsEncoreHey, Waiter!Sporting Life in AmericaWhy I am PaleWhoa!The Menace of Buttered ToastDo I Hear Twenty Thousand?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226042183
Author:
Gluyas, William
Author:
Benchley, Nathaniel
Author:
Benchley, Robert
Author:
Benchley, Robert C.
Author:
Gluyas, William
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
359
Dimensions:
7.92x5.33x.77 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 359 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226042183 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like "Life", "Vanity Fair" and "The New Yorker", earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humourists of his time. This is a collection of pieces, selected by his son Nathaniel.
"Synopsis" by , The Benchley Roundup is made up of selections his son, Nathaniel, regards as those 'which seem to stand up best over the years, ' a smorgasbord of the most endearing and enduring pieces from the pen of one of America's funniest--and most penetrating--wits.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Robert Benchley is the funniest writer who ever lived."-Dave Barry

Robert Benchley once described himself as a man at whom pigeons sneered, but his sketches and articles, published in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time. His influence-on his fellows at the Algonquin Round Table, contemporaries such as James Thurber and S. J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen and Steve Martin-has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition, a legacy more than safe from the opinions of birds.

The Benchley Roundup is made up of selections Benchley's son, Nathaniel, regarded as those "which seem to stand up best over the years," a smorgasbord of the most endearing and enduring pieces from the pen of one of American's funniest-and most penetrating-wits.

"Synopsis" by ,
Robert C. Benchley's sketches and articles, published in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest humorists of his time; his influence—on contemporaries such as E. B. White, James Thurber, and S. J. Perelman, or followers like Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Richard Pryor—has left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition. The Benchley Roundup collects those pieces, selected by Benchley's son Nathaniel, "which seem to stand up best over the years"-a compendium of the most endearing and enduring work from one of America's funniest and most penetrating wits.

"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous."

—Robert Benchley

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