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Bon Mots, Wisecracks, and Gags: The Wit of Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and the Algonquin Round Table

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"Stop looking at the world through rose-colored bifocals." "His mind is so open, the wind whistles through it." "You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." Ever wonder where these sayings came from? For decades, the dining room of New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel was a hub of letters and humor. Cocktails were swilled as writers, humorists, actors, and critics poked fun at culture, the arts, and one another. In this lively tribute, today's readers will come to understand why Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Dorothy Parker represent the epitome of quips and comebacks--wit that still packs a punch decades later.

Synopsis:

A tribute to wit and humor, from the minds that made the Algonquin Round Table the center of American humor.

About the Author

Robert E. Drennan is an editor and writer, with a special interest in literary history and humor.Heywood Hale Broun was an American author, sportswriter, commentator, and actor. He passed away in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616087135
Author:
Drennan, Robert E
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Heywood, Hale Broun
Author:
Drennan, Robert E.
Author:
Broun, Heywood Hale
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 black and white photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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