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S. J. Perelman (1904–1979)

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S. J. Perelman was a prolific humorist and satirist at the New Yorker for almost half a century. His contributions had a surrealistic quality in style and in subject that elicited from Dorothy Parker the judgment that he had "a disciplined eye and a wild mind" and "a magnificent disregard" for his vis mere reader. His raillery was aimed at popular fiction, motion pictures, advertising, and similar features of our transient culture. In his preferred form, a short drama, Perelman excelled in the unconventional, the concentrated, the sophisticated in humor. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af S. J. Perelman

Most of the Most of S. J. Perelman (1958) 510 eksemplarer
Crazy Like a Fox (1947) 233 eksemplarer
The Last Laugh (1981) 176 eksemplarer
The Rising Gorge (1961) 128 eksemplarer
Westward Ha! (1948) 119 eksemplarer
Eastward Ha! (1977) 98 eksemplarer
Baby, It's Cold Inside (1961) 93 eksemplarer
The road to Miltown; or, Under the spreading atrophy (1957) — Forfatter — 88 eksemplarer
Acres and Pains (1947) 84 eksemplarer
The Swiss Family Perelman (1950) 81 eksemplarer
Chicken Inspector No. 23 (1966) 73 eksemplarer
Vinegar Puss (1975) 63 eksemplarer
S. J. Perelman: Writings (2021) 56 eksemplarer
Monkey Business [1931 film] (1931) — Writer — 54 eksemplarer
Keep it crisp (1943) 32 eksemplarer
Listen to the Mocking Bird (1942) 32 eksemplarer
The Ill-tempered Clavichord (1952) 31 eksemplarer
One Touch of Venus (1944) 15 eksemplarer
Perelman's Home Companion (1955) 14 eksemplarer
The Dream Department (1943) 11 eksemplarer
Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge (1929) 7 eksemplarer
Strictly from hunger (1937) 7 eksemplarer
Look Who's Talking! (1940) 6 eksemplarer
L'Oeil de l'idole (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Bite the Bullet (1957) 4 eksemplarer
Parlor Bedlam and Bath 3 eksemplarer
Nostasia In Asia 1 eksemplar
Ready, Aim, Flee! 1 eksemplar
Mad About The Girl 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 772 eksemplarer
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Bidragyder — 535 eksemplarer
Reporting World War II Part Two : American Journalism 1944-1946 (1995) — Bidragyder — 385 eksemplarer
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragyder — 290 eksemplarer
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer
Remarkable Names of Real People (1972) — Preface, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre (1973) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Bedside Bedlam (Quick Reader 137) (1945) 2 eksemplarer
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Perelman, S. J.
Juridisk navn
Perelman, Sidney Joseph
Brooklyn, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA (death)
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Hollywood, California, USA
London, England, UK
Brooklyn, New York, USA (birth)
Brown University (BA|1924)
short story writer
West, Nathanael (brother-in-law)
Perelman, Laura (wife)
The New Yorker
Algonquin Round Table
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Academy Award for Best Screenplay (1956)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1958)
Kort biografi
Sidney Joseph Perelman was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Providence. He entered Brown University in 1921 as a daily commuter. After leaving college, he worked as a cartoonist and later writer for Judge magazine and for College Humor magazine and in the early 1930s he went to Hollywood and worked as a script writer. He began writing for the New Yorker in 1934. In 1970, Perelman left the USA to live in London but returned to New York in 1972.



Stephen Leacock having stopped writing humour, Mr. Perelman stepped up to be the most celebrated American Humourist of his day. e was often amusing, and sometimes quite funny. this is the efficient way to absorb what you will of his scope, talents, and ambitions.
DinadansFriend | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 12, 2023 |
S.J. Perelman was an American humorist, best known for his short pieces in The New Yorker and for writing two of the best Marx Brothers films. This collection of New Yorker stories is not necessarily best read in large chunks (it's a massive collection), but rather as one takes appetizers. Perelman may have the best vocabulary of any American writer I've ever read. His turns of phrase are often brilliant and made more so by the astonishing range of words with which he turns those phrases. The pieces are largely divided into two kinds: those in which an event or a news item or such has caught his attention and he spins off a scenario or readers' theatre script satirizing its foibles, and those in which he recounts adventures from his own life. All of these are wonderfully amusing, but the real laughs I found to reside almost always in his tales of his own experiences. Included is a portion of Westward Ha!, a hilarious tellling of his 'round-the-world trip with Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, and if the entire 600 pages of this book had been devoted to that trip, I would have been delighted. Also of particular interest are a couple of pieces relating to his friendship with Groucho Marx. It's no wonder that Perelman wrote so well for the Marxes, as his somewhat surreal sense of humor is a great match for theirs. Perelman is for comic writing, as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler are for hardboiled stories, one of the great purveyors of a kind of language that doesn't exist anymore except in parody or homage, an ironic, witty, and utterly of-its-time style that defies (for me at least) explanation or precise definition, but which is the soul of American letters in the 1920s and '30s.… (mere)
jumblejim | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
I would have given it 0 stars if I could.
galuf84 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 27, 2022 |



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