The Complete Prose of Woody Allen

The Complete Prose of Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Language: English

Pages: 473

ISBN: 0517072297

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Complete Prose of Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Language: English

Pages: 473

ISBN: 0517072297

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Although Woody Allen is best known for his cult movies, he is also a writer of outstanding wit and skill. Dip into this collection of fifty-two pieces for hilarity, deadpan weirdness, and some extremely outlandish ideas. Do you want to hear about the time Hitler went for a haircut? Or why Woody reveres Socrates? Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Impressionists had actually been dentists? You can learn much about history -- the piece on the invention of sandwiches is eye-opening -- or modern life in this laugh-out-loud collection of thoughts, observations, diaries and stories from one of the most original minds and wonderfully comic voices of our time. 'It's no secret that Allen's short stories are just as entertaining and accomplished as his films ...Allen's witty stories satirise contemporary society and classic modern literature in a style that is characteristically breathless, off the cuff and brilliant' Observer

Popular Culture: Past and Present

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Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!) (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Everything I Know I Learned from TV: Philosophy for the Unrepentant Couch Potato

The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hard to beat fortyeight hours at Foam Rubber City during the high holidays. But that is another story. 65 A Brief, Yet Helpful, Guide to Civil Disobedience IN perpetrating a revolution, there are two require- ments: someone or something to revolt against and someone to actually show up and do the revolting. Dress is usually casual and both parties may be flexible about time and place but if either faction fails to attend, the whole enterprise is likely to come off badly. In the Chinese

millions, Spiffy squandered his money on clothes. It was said that at one time he owned enough handkerchiefs for all the men, women and children in Asia to blow their noses for seven years without stopping. Spiffy's sartorial innovations were legend, and he was the first man ever to wear gloves on his head. Because of extra-sensitive skin, Spiffy's underwear had to be made of the finest Nova Scotia salmon, carefully sliced by one particular tailor. His libertine attitudes involved him in several

up in my mailbox convinces me that I must be on a special mailing list for dropouts. Not that I'm complaining; there is something about a list of extension courses that piques my interest with a fascination hitherto reserved for a catalogue of Hong Kong honeymoon accessories, sent to me once by mistake. Each time I read through the latest bulletin of extension courses, I make immediate plans to drop everything and return to school. (I was ejected from college many years ago, the victim of

yes and sailed for Italy the 233 Woody Allen next day. Italy reminded me a great deal of Chicago, particularly Venice, because both cities have canals and the streets abound with statues and cathedrals by the greatest sculptors of the Renaissance. That month we went to Picasso's studio in Arles, which was then called Rouen or Zurich, until the French renamed it in 1589 under Louis the Vague. (Louis was a sixteenth-century bastard king who was just mean to everybody.) Picasso was then beginning

Actually, he was not invited to the wedding, but he promises not to eat much. Furious, Sigmund pulls his sword and stabs Von Epps through the heart. This casts a pall on the party, and Sigmund's mother commands the chef to wait a few minutes before bringing out the roast beef. Meanwhile, Wolfschmidt, acting on Sigmund's behalf, Without Feathers has found the missing Yvette-not a difficult task, he explains, "because how many half women, half swans are there hanging around Hamburg?" Despite

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