The Rising Gorge: America's Master Humorist Takes on Everything from Monomania to Ernest Hemingway by S. J. Perelman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Rising Gorge: America's Master Humorist Takes on Everything from Monomania to Ernest Hemingway

The Rising Gorge: America's Master Humorist Takes on Everything from Monomania to Ernest Hemingway

by S. J. Perelman
     
 

The thirty-six undeniably hilarious stories culled from such magazines as The New Yorker, Holiday, and Redbook, represent Perelman's writings during the 1940s and 1950s.

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The thirty-six undeniably hilarious stories culled from such magazines as The New Yorker, Holiday, and Redbook, represent Perelman's writings during the 1940s and 1950s.

Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review
Three of the pieces in this collection are so good that one may feel compelled to read them aloud to any audience you can muster.
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:
9781585741724
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Dorothy Parker
Perelman stands alone in this day of humorists.
Kurt Vonnegut
Perelman handles the American language the way a virtuoso piccolo player plays The Stars and Stripes Forever.

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