The Swiss Family Perelman

The Swiss Family Perelman

by Sidney J. Perelman, Al Hirschfeld
     
 

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The Swiss Family Perelman is the hilarious and unforgettable account of the master humorist Perelman's trip around the world with his wife, son, daughter, and a cello. This collection of stories, originally published in Holiday in the late 1940s, is jam-packed with Perelman's signature wit and extraordinary prose style. (6 X 9, 224 pages, illustrations)

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The Swiss Family Perelman is the hilarious and unforgettable account of the master humorist Perelman's trip around the world with his wife, son, daughter, and a cello. This collection of stories, originally published in Holiday in the late 1940s, is jam-packed with Perelman's signature wit and extraordinary prose style. (6 X 9, 224 pages, illustrations)

Editorial Reviews

Lee Rogow
His stock of pungent slang, his feeling for literary parody, his choice of the least probable word all make his style as tantalizing and attractive as the showcase at Barney Greengrass' Delicatessen.
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New York Times Book Review
This is a classic book of humor from an award-winning and influential writer. This book is for everybody.
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:
9781585741816
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.62(d)

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Paul Theroux
Nothing is more Perelmanesque than a marathon drive across the world interlarded with setbacks, blown gaskets, howling Turks and long delays in flea-ridden Indian hotels.

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