My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew

My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew Table of Contents The Lost Locomotive Take the Witness The New Strokes Contributors to This Issue Dog Libel The Rope Trick Explained Toddling Along No Pullmans Please Mysteries from the Sky The Evil

  • Title: My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew
  • Author: Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams
  • ISBN: 9780884113034
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Table of Contents The Lost Locomotive Take the Witness The New Strokes Contributors to This Issue Dog Libel The Rope Trick Explained Toddling Along No Pullmans, Please Mysteries from the Sky The Evil Eye Stop Those Hiccoughs Bad News Isn t It Remarkable Do Dreams Go By Opposites My White Suit Wear Out a Shoe Week Nature s Noises Owl Data As They Say in French OtTable of Contents The Lost Locomotive Take the Witness The New Strokes Contributors to This Issue Dog Libel The Rope Trick Explained Toddling Along No Pullmans, Please Mysteries from the Sky The Evil Eye Stop Those Hiccoughs Bad News Isn t It Remarkable Do Dreams Go By Opposites My White Suit Wear Out a Shoe Week Nature s Noises Owl Data As They Say in French Other Times, Other Customs Help Nature s Prizes Our Noisy Ghosts Movie Boners Let s Not Dance This The French They Are Duck, Brothers What No Budapest MacGregor for Ataman Do We Sleep Enough High Life Among the Birds Do You Make These mistakes The Word Three Read and Eat Talking Dogs My Trouble Hollywood s Loss Lights, Please Did You Know That Mutiny on the Bounty The Dangers of Bass Singing Lucky World Name, Please Eat More Worry Keep a Log Lost Youth The Ice Breaker The Piano Playing Record Fun with Animals The Children s Hour Back to Mozart Frog Farming My Orchard Hedgehogs Wanted Skol Comes the Eclipse Autographs for Sale Health and Work Experience Meeting Child Holding Rule of Thumb Quick Quotations Spy Scares Mistaken Notions Maxims from the Chinese Excelsior The Rule of 87 Jolly Good Fellows Taking up the Cudgels Special Sale All Aboard for Dementia Praecox One Minute, Please Who Did It Prodigal Sea Lions London s Oldest Rink Robot Rats End of the Chanticleer Waiting for Bad News Judgment Day Rehearsal What to Loll In Blizzard Hysteria The Moth Invasion Don t Get Lost Notes Artist s Model Succumbs Those Dicta The Vigil Haircut, Please Flying Flea Phobias The Camel Market The Curse Shortage First Aid No More Nightmares Ominous Announcements East, West, Home s Best No More Bananas You Mr Grown Up Sluggards, Ahoy Sweet Solitude Penguin Feud Coffee Versus Gin The Early Worm Truffle Poisoning My Untold Story

    • [PDF] ✓ Free Download ↠ My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew : by Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams ✓
      431 Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Free Download ↠ My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew : by Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams ✓
      Posted by:Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams
      Published :2020-01-10T23:53:08+00:00

    About "Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams"

    1. Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams

      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 City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards, and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock s Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances.

    509 thoughts on “My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew”

    1. Of all the writers I read, I pay the most attention to Robert Benchley's writings. For one, I feel that our writings are very similar. He's better of course, but the fact that he wrote about everyday occurrence with the attitude of a Surrealist. Absurdity is his choice of weapon, and I like how he falls into a small narrative and just goes with the flow. All Robert Benchley books are excellent. There is no such thing as a bad collection of his writings. I would give this edition ten stars, just [...]


    2. I have to admit, I don't quite understand the meaning of the title of this Benchley book, but then that should not be at all surprising; Benchley was, among other things, a master of the non sequitur. So much so that many of his more bland and humorless readers often responded to his newspaper columns with letters that attempted to "correct" him--which usually became the basis for yet another column in which Benchley would chasten his "corrector" with even more non-sequiturs.Most of the pieces i [...]


    3. This is the only Robert Benchley book I've read so far. I think he was well known in his time, but seems to be somewhat forgotten by now.This book is a collection of humorous short pieces, running from a single page to a several pages long. Some of it is still quite funny. There is stuff I laughed out loud at, but there is also things that haven't aged too gracefully. I thought this collection was entertaining, funny, and definitly never boring, but maybe not very memorable, not something that p [...]


    4. I really enjoy Benchley's style, and appreciate his sensibilities. But the truth is, he just didn't put much work into these short magazine pieces. Some hit on a winning idea, and a few carry it to a satisfying conclusion. But a good many are obviously fluff pieces written 45 minutes before deadline.


    5. i like robert benchley shorts very much, and i like him too but it was hard for me to read this straight through. i took some breaks. this seems to be a collection of columns he wrote for a paper, and sometimes he makes me laugh out loud, but other times it seems too familiar: probably because it is. it's like watching a late night talk show where some PA scans the news for funny articles, and then usually jay leno (though sometimes carson appears) make a lot of jokes about them. i'm very glad i [...]


    6. Not Benchley's best, being comprised mostly of very short pieces, and yet even these trifles can be giddy fun. "I don't know why I'm telling you all this, except that you asked me to tell you the story of the London model who didn't drive men mad. You don't remember that, do you? I suppose that next you'll be saying that you aren't even reading this."




    7. A bit uneven. The best of these essays have a timeless appeal that must certainly have influenced modern humorists like Dave Barry but this collection would benefit from some editing.



    8. Once beloved, Robert Benchley seems to have disappeared from the shelves of our booksellers while Dorothy Parker and James Thurber have managed to hold their own. It's a shame, because Benchley is just as funny and ever so much more amiable than those cohorts from the Golden Age of The New Yorker. This fine collection, first published in the 1930s, serves as an admirable treatment for the temporary relief of neurasthenia, the blues and the random case of psychic dyspepsia. Like all humor antholo [...]


    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *