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After 1903 - What?

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Collection of short humor pieces by Robert Benchley, illustrated by Gluyas Williams. Includes the classic, "Ladies' Wild."
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published 1938 by Harper
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Every New Years this title comes to mind, since it seems as though the current year is the apex of existence. Benchley's title puts this apparently inevitable but egocentric notion into perspective.

The book is Benchley's usual pleasant grab-bag of personal observations with humor that manages to be both manic and low key at the same time and that relaxes in its utter ambitiouslessness (my computer tells me that this is not a word, but you know what I mean).

Benchley never manages, like James Thur...more
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I've been a huge Benchley fan since high school. And, did you know he appeared in and wrote screenplays for Hollywood movies? I most recently saw him in Foreign Correspondent. It had me heading for my Benchley-Thurber-Perelman shelf which reminded me how much I enjoy Benchley's illustrator, Gluyas Williams. The humor may change clothes, but never its humanness.
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Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York...more
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