The Last Laugh: The Final Word from the First Name in Satire

The Last Laugh: The Final Word from the First Name in Satire

by S. J. Perelman
     
 
The Last Laugh is, as its title suggests, the very last of S. J. Perelman's twenty books. It contains seventeen pieces never before collected, in addition to the opening chapters of the author's uncompleted autobiography, The Hindsight Saga. The Last Laugh shows the master humorist at his very best, displaying his incomparable gift for ridicule, dazzling verbal

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The Last Laugh is, as its title suggests, the very last of S. J. Perelman's twenty books. It contains seventeen pieces never before collected, in addition to the opening chapters of the author's uncompleted autobiography, The Hindsight Saga. The Last Laugh shows the master humorist at his very best, displaying his incomparable gift for ridicule, dazzling verbal effects, polished style, and keen observation. (6 X 9, 192 pages)

Editorial Reviews

Christian Science Monitor
The pieces included sound to my ear to be as consistently excellent, intriguing, and cheerful as any Perelman has done.
Tom Wolfe
This is the best thing Perelman ever wrote.
New York Times Book Review
Marshall Brickman
Perelman's genius defies criticism. He was the maestro, nonpareil, incomparable, beyond interpretation.
Saturday Review
Library Journal
Perelman was undoubtedly one of the 20th century's greatest wits. As a regular contributor to The New Yorker and screenwriter for the Marx Brothers, his humor was legendary. Lyons Press here offers four major doses of Perelman spanning from 1950 to his final days. His essays and observations touch on numerous aspects of everyday life. Great fun. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741526
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.54(d)

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