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portable Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott

portable Woollcott

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementselected by Joseph Hennessey ; with an introduction by John Mason Brown.
ContributionsHennessey, Joseph.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19636914M

But his publisher, Viking, took note of its success, inspiring a new series named after Woollcott's title, The Portable Library (Chatterton 40). Trysh Travis explains that "Viking publicity credits Alexander Woollcott with the idea, borrowed from the British Knapsack Anthology. Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Biography Field was an unusual poet. He was one of the few poets who wrote only children's poetry.


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Woollcott was a raconteur of unmatched skill, and I can't count the number of times I laughed out loud while reading this collection. It's a very dense book (over pages in a small volume), and so it was one I picked up and put down several times, but it is rather perfectly designed for just such a reading style/5.

'The Portable Woollcott' is a posthumously published anthology of the best of Woollcotts writings. Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was born on the 19th January, in New Jersey, America and was a critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine. One of New York's most prolific drama critics, Woollcott was an owlish character whose caustic 2/5(1).

the portable woollcott Hardcover – January 1, by [ introduction by john mason brown] hennessey, john [editor] (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 2/5(1). Genre/Form: Personal correspondence Correspondence: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Woollcott, Alexander, Portable Woollcott.

New York: The. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Original ed. issued in series: The Viking portable library. Description: xxviii, pages 22 cm. Alexander Woollcott was born in an room house, a vast ramshackle building in Colts Neck Township, New as "the North American Phalanx", it had once been a commune where many social experiments were carried on in the midth century, some more successful than the Phalanx fell apart after a fire init was taken over by the Bucklin family, Woollcott's maternal Born: JanuPhalanx, New Jersey.

The first two titles in the series, As You Were (a compilation edited by Alexander Woollcott) and Steinbeck are listed. Spines include the series name, printed in gold over a red cloth binding.

The book’s title is debossed on the front of the book. This pattern persists over. As You Were, a portable library of American prose and poetry assembled for members of the Armed Forces and the Merchant Marine by WOOLLCOTT, Alexander and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Portable Woollcott.

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Alexander Woollcott fell in love with Harpo Marx the first time he saw him. It was the evening ofand the Marx Brothers were making their Broadway debut in the slyly titled musical comedy I’ll Say She Is.

Woollcott was there, reluctantly, to review it for the Sun. Another show, a much-hyped drama featuring a French music-­hall. Book in Very Good condition with some minor spotting on cover and usual soiling for a book of this age. Inthe Viking Portable Library was introduced, a series designed to provide compact, well-printed anthologies for the general reader and college students.

These compilations encompassed works by Hemingway, Steinbeck and Shakespeare. Viking Portables was started in by Viking Press as a response to the wartime situation.

The official story was that New Yorker critic, raconteur and man about town Alexander Woollcott had come up with the idea of creating an American equivalent of the "knapsack books" issued to the British military. The first Viking Portable was an anthology, As You Were, edited by Woollcott, containing.

Author of Mr. Dickens Goes to the Play, While Rome Burns, The letters of Alexander Woollcott, The Woollcott reader, Shouts and murmurs, Long, long ago, Going to pieces, Two Gentlemen and a Lady The portable Woollcott by Alexander Woollcott 3 editions - first published in Accessible book, Protected DAISY Written works: Long, Long Ago.

The Woollcott Reader (, anthology, editor) Woollcott's Second Reader (, anthology, editor) Long Long Ago (, essays) The Letters of Alexander Woollcott Born:   And not just, or probably not even primarily, holy writ. InViking Press brought out a portable compendium with a miscellany of American prose and poetry for members of the U.S.

Armed Forces and Merchant Marine. As You Were was the title, Alexander Woollcott the editor. Woollcott (who died at fifty-six just before the book appeared) was. The Portable Woollcott by Alexander Woollcott: The Portable Faulkner by William Faulkner: Inthe Viking Press was purchased by Penguin Books, and new editions of the Viking Portable Library began to appear.

In many cases, the books in new livery were identical to hardcover editions of the s and '50s, but Penguin also added.

The Woollcott reader; bypaths in the realms of gold 68 copies; As You Were 54 copies, 1 review; The letters of Alexander Woollcott 51 copies; The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 44 copies; The Portable Woollcott 41 copies; Woolcott's Second Reader 33 copies; Mr.

Dickens goes to the play 7 copies; Verdun Belle 6 copies; Verdun. As You Were, a Portable Library of American Prose and Poetry Assembled for Members of the Armed Forces and the Merchant MarineP by Woollcott, Alexander, Ed.

A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner Rating: % positive. Vintage Woollcott The Viking Portable Library Book Selected by Joseph Hennessey knelanewton 5 out of 5 stars () $ Favorite Add to See similar items + More like this.

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The Portable Murder Book, Selected and Introduced by Jackson, Joseph Henry (Editor). Published by The Viking Press, The Viking Portable Library, U.S.A., First Edition, 2nd printing. 16mo up to 6½” tall, pages.

Grey cloth boards with front illustration in blue of skeleton sprawled on open book; blue spine titles; all edges red. Volume is in pristine, unmarked condition. Clipped. THE PORTABLE MURDER BOOK. Alexander Woollcott, William Bolitho, Christopher Morley and John Rhode.

This is, perhaps, an acquired taste -- but might as well start the young off with the best -- for all these writers approach their sanguinary with affectionate artistry. Dorothy Rothschild Parker became a staff writer at Vanity Fair magazine, and quickly distinguished herself there with her cutting and well-turned ’s stories, like her poetry, resonate with heartache and disenchantment, and reflect her obsessions: incessant alcohol consumption, spoiled romance, social injustice, and the follies of the rich.

Format: Book; LOC call number: PSW64 ; Published: New York, The Viking press,   It took some time for some of the settled standards of the early series to take shape. Marshall Best worked with two other editors: Pascal Covici, Jr., best known as John Steinbeck’s editor and friend, and Malcolm Cowley, who later edited the influential Portable Faulkner (number 18), a book that is sometimes credited with rescuing Faulkner’s literary career from obscurity.

The Letters of Alexander Woollcott () – A collection of his voluminous correspondence compiled by two of his dearest friends, Beatrice Kaufman and Joe Hennessey. The Portable Woollcott () – An anthology of the best of Woollcott’s writings.

The Portable Dorothy Parker (Book): Parker, Dorothy, Before there was Fran Leibowitz, there was Dorothy Parker. Before there was practically anyone, there was Dorothy Parker. When it comes to expressing the pleasure and pain of being just a touch too smart to be happy, she's winner and still champion after all these years.

Along with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and the. The construction of a book fascinates me. That’s why y’all might spot me in a bookstore inspecting the spine, the cover, the binding, the boards of books.

When I first pick one up, I’ll glance at the front cover, the back cover and the table of contents, but I’ll soon start turning the book over and over in my hands to see how it is made. In the U.S., Lost Horizon was the subject of favourable review by critic and Algonquin Round-Table member Alexander Woollcott (himself later best known for founding and editing the first volume of the Viking Portable Library); Woollcott went “quietly mad” over Lost Horizon, and soon the book stretched into multiple hardcover editions, and.

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (Janu – Janu ) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, an occasional actor and playwright, and a prominent radio personality.

He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner () by George S. Kaufman and Moss. The editors at Viking echoed Woollcott’s words on the jacket of the original Portable Steinbeck, the second book they published in the series.

The Portables, they explained, were produced to present “a considerable quantity of widely popular reading in a volume so small that it can conveniently be carried and read in places where a book of.

The Portable Dorothy Parker, New York, New York. likes 5 talking about this. Dorothy Parker reminisces about her life, loves, work—and the Algonquin Round Table—while selecting stories and 5/5.

This second edition of the Portable Dorothy Parker is the one most readers are familiar with; it has been in print sincewith Brendan Gill’s name plastered on the cover.

Editors at the time added a hodge-podge of Parker drama criticism, book reviews, and essays. The Portable Murder Book, Selected and Introduced by Jackson, Joseph Henry (Editor). Published by The Viking Press, The Viking Portable Library, U.S.A., First Edition, 2nd printing. 16mo up to. Dorothy Rothschild Parker was a Jewish American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist.

Brilliant, unrelenting, and fiercely witty, she came to signify the urbane and. Woollcott became Sheridan Morley's godfather, of course. Woolley appeared with Bette Davis in the movie version.

Nathan Lane played Whiteside most recently on Broadway, as always, to great reviews. The Phalanx. Woollcott was born in an 85 room house, a.

OT a few, I think, would be of the opinion that the strongly contrasted figures of Abraham Lincoln and the second Oliver Wendell Holmes were the two most creditable and encouraging embodiments which it has been the portion of the human spirit to experience in this country.

Those holding that opinion would learn with the greater interest that once, in a unique and fateful moment of American. Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (Janu – Janu ) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.

He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner () by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, [1] and for the far less likable character Waldo Lydecker in the.

The Portable Faulkner. Selected and edited by MALCOLM COWLEY. Viking. $ Selections from four volumes of stories and com-plete episodes from five novels. The Portable Woollcott. Selected by JOSEPH HEN-NESSEY. Viking. $ While Rome Burns and Long, Long Ago com-plete; twenty-five selected sketches and letters.

New York: Viking Press, Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. pp. Tall 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper; clipped and lightly worn.First published inthis book celebrates Woollcott's interests in theatre, books, murder, travel and the company of his many friends.

He was known in America as a journalist, the New York theatre critic of the s and as a member of the Algonquin Round Table with Dorothy Parker and others.The Portable Dorothy Parker (Book): Parker, Dorothy: Before there was Fran Leibowitz, there was Dorothy Parker.

Before there was practically anyone, there was Dorothy Parker. When it comes to expressing the pleasure and pain of being just a touch too smart to be happy, she's winner and still champion after all these years.

Along with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and the rest of the.