Chips Off the Old Benchley

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  • Title: Chips Off the Old Benchley
  • Author: Robert Benchley Gluyas Williams
  • ISBN: 9780884113010
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Hardcover
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    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.

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    1. Robert Benchley is a writer who inspires me greatly. One, he's very funny, but the truth is I don't read his works for that type of enjoyment. I'm more interested in how he writes on so many subject matters, but one thing that is consistent, is how he plays himself in that narrative. If you go to the library there are numerous editions of his collection of humorous essays - and I think more likely they are all great. Like P.G. Wodehouse, this is a writer who never fails - he's not human I don't [...]


    2. This posthumous collection rounds up pieces Benchley published but which had never made the cut for his books, and I can see why: inspiration seems to have failed him in many cases. I'm happy to read anything by him, but if I were you I'd put this last on your list.


    3. Benchley's humor is of another era: droll, understated, sometimes whimsical, always self-deprecating. His vocabulary is as broad as his choice of subject matter. He can find amusement (for the reader as well as himself) in such topics as getting change back at a ticket booth, the menace of buttered toast, dictating a letter, daylight savings time, business meetings, and a hotel menu from the year 1885. The illustrations by Gluyas Williams, in a style that makes me think of THE NEW YORKER, are en [...]


    4. This is a great little book for times when you only have a few minutes and you need a little something to tickle your funny bone or cheer you up. The humor is reminiscent of the Marx Brothers and Wodehouse.


    5. It is Robert Benchley. There is nothing more to say. A collection of his New Yorker (and other publications) columns is always a delight to read. I have it in my own library; I read this regularly as my need for pure, clever, gentle humour demands.



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