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The Rising Gorge: America's Master Humorist Takes on Everything from Monomania to Ernest Hemingway

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The thirty-six undeniably hilarious stories culled from such magazines as The New Yorker, Holiday, and Redbook, represent Perelman's writings during the 1940s and 1950s.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Lyons Press (first published 1942)
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D'face
Perelman was a celebrated contributor to the New Yorker, so I was very pleased to be able to pick up this old hard cover collection of some of his articles from this and other magazines. There are some good lines and pieces here, but they have not aged well and appear all of a kind.
ej cullen
Have fond memories of Perelman's humor. These days, I find it oddly stilted and dated.
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Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman, was a Jewish-American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays.
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