Woody Allen

Woody Allen : New Yorker

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This book is the first detailed study of Woody Allena s life and work, and an original attempt to locate Allena s work in the great tradition of American popular culture. It explores that inimitable New York Jewish voice in the themes, dreams, hopes and hidden meanings of Allena s urban humour, with countless examples of Allena s own hilarious comic lines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 20mm | 399.17g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0
  • 0745608906
  • 9780745608907
  • 2,237,103

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. New Yorker. 2. The Bluebird of Anxiety. 3. Love and Death. 4. Celebrity & Integrity. 5. Stardust Memories. 6. Part of the Experience. Bibliography. Index.
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a McCanna s book is incisive, perceptive and adept at examining the Woody Allen persona.a City Limits a A praiseworthy shot at paying sustained and serious attention to a mainstream film--maker ... a brave foray into uncharted territory.a The Guardian a McCann has written a critical biography thata s a model of concision and acuity ... a rigorous and rewarding read.a Empire a ...[a] wide--ranging, highly intelligent, generally smart critique ... [McCann] excels at improvising creative riffs of prose around a theme.a The Times a Thorough and readable studya Daily Telegraph
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