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S. J. Perelman (1904–1979)

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras por S. J. Perelman

The Most of S.J.Perelman (1958) 361 exemplares
Crazy Like a Fox (1947) 239 exemplares
The Last Laugh (1981) 181 exemplares
The Rising Gorge (1961) 129 exemplares
Westward Ha! (1948) 122 exemplares
Eastward Ha! (1977) 99 exemplares
Baby, It's Cold Inside (1961) 94 exemplares
The road to Miltown; or, Under the spreading atrophy (1957) — Autor — 90 exemplares
Acres and Pains (1947) 84 exemplares
The Swiss Family Perelman (1950) 84 exemplares
Chicken Inspector No. 23 (1966) 76 exemplares
Vinegar Puss (1975) 63 exemplares
S. J. Perelman: Writings (2021) 62 exemplares
Monkey Business [1931 film] (1931) — Writer — 55 exemplares
Keep it crisp (1943) 35 exemplares
Listen to the Mocking Bird (1942) 35 exemplares
The Ill-tempered Clavichord (1952) 32 exemplares
Perelman's Home Companion (1955) 15 exemplares
One Touch of Venus (1944) 15 exemplares
The Dream Department (1943) 12 exemplares
Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge (1929) 7 exemplares
Strictly from hunger (1937) 7 exemplares
Look Who's Talking! (1940) 6 exemplares
L'Oeil de l'idole (2011) 6 exemplares
Bite the Bullet (1957) 4 exemplares
Nostasia In Asia 1 exemplar
Around the World in 80 Days [DVD] (2009) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Ready, Aim, Flee! 1 exemplar
Mad About The Girl 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 785 exemplares
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 714 exemplares
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 540 exemplares
Reporting World War II Part Two : American Journalism 1944-1946 (1995) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 356 exemplares
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 293 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Remarkable Names of Real People (1972) — Preface, algumas edições98 exemplares
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Ten Great Musicals of the American Theatre (1973) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
A Treasury of American Humor (1996) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists (1992) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
World's Great Humorous Stories (1944) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Diners' Delight: the Best of the Diners' Club Magazine (1962) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Perelman, S. J.
Nome legal
Perelman, Sidney Joseph
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
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
Prémios e menções honrosas
Academy Award for Best Screenplay (1956)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1958)

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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 | 3 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
jumblejim | 3 outras críticas | Aug 26, 2023 |
I would have given it 0 stars if I could.
galuf84 | 2 outras críticas | Jul 27, 2022 |



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