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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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Tony
Jan 08, 2016 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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THE RISING GORGE. (1940s-1950s; this ed. 2000). S. J. Perelman. ****.
“S. J. Perelman (1904-1979) was one of the best and most influential humorists of the American twentieth century. The author of twenty classic books, his stories and essays were a fixture in The New Yorker magazine for nearly fifty years. He also wrote the screenplays for the Marx Brothers films Animal Crackers and Horse Feathers, and in 1956 was awarded an Academy Award for his screenplay of Around the World in Eighty Days.” T
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D'face
Jun 01, 2012 D'face rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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