The Best of Modern Humor

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Knopf, 1983 - 542 pagina's
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In this first major anthology of modern humor in years, Richler brings together the finest, funniest writings of everyone who makes us laugh -- stories, short plays, letters, excerpts from novels and humorous writings of every variety. Ranging from Thurber to Woody Allen, from Benchley to Joseph Heller and from Stephen Leacock to Fran Lebowitz, the volume contains rare outbursts of comic genius and explosions of wit and verbal invectiveness. Among authors included are: S.J. Perelman, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, Ring Lardner, Eudora Welty, Tom Wolfe and V.S. Naipaul. ISBN 0-394-51531-5 : $17.95.

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Over de auteur (1983)

Novelist, journalist and screenwriter Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He attended Sir George Williams College for two years. He lived in Paris, Spain and England, and while in England worked as a journalist and radio and television scriptwriter. His fourth novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959), was received with far more enthusiasm than previous efforts. He has written a number of screenplays (including Fun with Dick and Jane and the script for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz). His awards include the Governor-General Awards, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award.

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