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    DescriptionAlthough 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

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    The Complete Prose
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Woody Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    ISBN 13: 9780330328210
    ISBN 10: 0330328212

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ABM
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    DC21: 818.5408
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Libri: B-452
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ABM
    Thema V1.0: WH, DNL
    Pan MacMillan
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    Publication date
    06 November 1998
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    Review text
    Over 50 pieces from the author's three prose outings between 1971 and 1980 make up this collection. As you might expect, Allen's chief concerns revolve around matters cerebral: whether he is sending up Ibsen, parodying 19th-century spiritualist tracts or spinning a hard-boiled detective yarn that revolves around intellectual women selling their minds to men desperate for high-brow stimulation, Allen is hilarious. The great thing about much of the writing in this volume is the way he manages to reveal a deep understanding and affection for his targets, while simultaneously laying into them with sharp, punchy observations and a razor wit. Read it from cover to cover and you might hurt yourself giggling. (Kirkus UK)