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9781616087135

BON MOTS WISECRACKS & GAGS PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9781616087135

  • ISBN10:

    1616087137

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-08-17
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL
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Summary

"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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Cast of Charactersp. 11
Franklin Pierce Adamsp. 23
Robert Benchleyp. 41
Heywood Brounp. 61
George S. Kaufmanp. 77
Ring Lardnerp. 95
Dorothy Parkerp. 111
Alexander Woollcottp. 129
Completing the Circlep. 151
Selected Bibliographiesp. 169
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