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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Obres de S. J. Perelman

Crazy Like a Fox (1947) 230 exemplars
The Last Laugh (1981) 175 exemplars
The Rising Gorge (1961) 127 exemplars
Westward Ha! (1948) 118 exemplars
Eastward Ha! (1977) 97 exemplars
Baby, It's Cold Inside (1961) 93 exemplars
The road to Miltown; or, Under the spreading atrophy (1957) — Autor — 87 exemplars
Acres and Pains (1947) 84 exemplars
The Swiss Family Perelman (1950) 81 exemplars
Chicken Inspector No. 23 (1966) 73 exemplars
Vinegar Puss (1975) 63 exemplars
S. J. Perelman: Writings (2021) 53 exemplars
Monkey Business [1931 film] (1931) — Writer — 53 exemplars
Keep it crisp (1943) 32 exemplars
Listen to the Mocking Bird (1942) 32 exemplars
The Ill-tempered Clavichord (1952) 31 exemplars
Perelman's Home Companion (1955) 14 exemplars
One Touch of Venus (1944) 14 exemplars
The Dream Department (1943) 11 exemplars
Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge (1929) 7 exemplars
Strictly from hunger (1937) 7 exemplars
Look Who's Talking! (1940) 6 exemplars
L'Oeil de l'idole (2011) 5 exemplars
Bite the Bullet (1957) 4 exemplars
Nostasia In Asia 1 exemplars
Ready, Aim, Flee! 1 exemplars
Mad About The Girl 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 758 exemplars
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Col·laborador — 698 exemplars
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Col·laborador — 526 exemplars
Reporting World War II Part Two : American Journalism 1944-1946 (1995) — Col·laborador — 379 exemplars
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Col·laborador — 354 exemplars
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 287 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
Remarkable Names of Real People (1972) — Preface, algunes edicions95 exemplars
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre (1973) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists (1992) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Perelman, S. J.
Nom oficial
Perelman, Sidney Joseph
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Lloc de naixement
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
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
Premis i honors
Academy Award for Best Screenplay (1956)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1958)
Biografia breu
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 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
jumblejim | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Aug 26, 2023 |
I would have given it 0 stars if I could.
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