The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, And About Groucho Marx by Stefan KanferThe Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, And About Groucho Marx by Stefan Kanfer

The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, And About Groucho Marx

EditorStefan Kanfer

Paperback | June 15, 2000

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Groucho Marx may be the funniest man who ever lived.  Here in one volume are the classics of Marxian mayhem: excerpts from the scripts of the immortal movies, passages from his books, his articles for magazines ranging from The New Yorker to the Saturday Evening Post, the  choicest ad-libs and quips from his long-running game show, You Bet Your Life, and selected letters, including his classic correspondence with T. S. Eliot.  It's all here-the finest and funniest work by this century's most influential comedian, that man of whom Woody Allen said, "He is simply unique in the same way Picasso and Stravinsky are, and I believe his outrageous, unsentimental disregard for order will be equally funny a thousand years from now.  In addition to all this, he makes me laugh."

In the words of Groucho Marx:

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he go in my pajamas I don't know.

Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Stefan Kanfer lives in New York.
Title:The Essential Groucho: Writings By, For, And About Groucho MarxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037570213X

ISBN - 13:9780375702136


From Our Editors

He is one of the greatest comic talents of all-time. Now you can enjoy his funniest lines and scripts in The Essential Groucho: Writings by and for Groucho Marx. This collection contains excerpts from scripts of his movies, passages from his books and articles from such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post and The New Yorker. Readers will be amazed at Marx’s unique sense of humour and get an understanding as to why he remains an important and influential comedian.