The Fran Lebowitz Reader

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Kartonierter Einband

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Zusatztext On METROPOLITAN LIFE "Hilarious...an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy.... To a dose of Huck Finn add some Lenny Bruce! Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville! a dash of cabdriver! an assortment of puns! minced jargon! and top it off with smarty pants." The New York Times "Her humor made me laugh aloud and call friends to read passages to them." Newsweek On SOCIAL STUDIES "Right on the mark.... Among the things she hates this time...baggage-claim areas! high tech! after-shave lotion! adults who roller skate! children who speak French! or anyone who is unduly tan." Newsweek "Unique.... Lebowitz offers vocational guides for aspiring heiresses! popes! empresses; manuals for landlords; guidance to the rich who wish to meet the poor." Vogue Informationen zum Autor Fran Lebowitz still lives in New York City, as she does not believe that she would be allowed to live anywhere else. Klappentext Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking A Martin Scorsese Picture Now an HBO® Documentary Film The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue). In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life-its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining. Zusammenfassung In the vein of Lebowitz's Netflix limited series, Pretend It's a City The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together two of the famed author's bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. In "elegant, finely honed prose" ( The Washington Post Book World ), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban lifeits fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, Fran Lebowitz is always wickedly entertaining....

On METROPOLITAN LIFE
"Hilarious...an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy.... To a dose of Huck Finn add some Lenny Bruce, Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville, a dash of cabdriver, an assortment of puns, minced jargon, and top it off with smarty pants." —The New York Times

"Her humor made me laugh aloud and call friends to read passages to them." —Newsweek

On SOCIAL STUDIES
"Right on the mark.... Among the things she hates this time...baggage-claim areas, high tech, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan." —Newsweek

"Unique.... Lebowitz offers vocational guides for aspiring heiresses, popes, empresses; manuals for landlords; guidance to the rich who wish to meet the poor." —Vogue

Autorentext
Fran Lebowitz still lives in New York City, as she does not believe that she would be allowed to live anywhere else.

Klappentext

Fran Lebowitz in
Public Speaking
A Martin Scorsese Picture
Now an HBO® Documentary Film

The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue). In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life-its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining.



Zusammenfassung
In the vein of Lebowitz's Netflix limited series, Pretend It's a City —The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together two of the famed author's bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies.

In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington Post Book World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life—its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, Fran Lebowitz is always wickedly entertaining.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
Autor
EAN
9780679761808
ISBN
0679761802
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Genre
Lyrik & Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten
352
Gewicht
308g
Größe
H203mm x B133mm x T19mm
Jahr
1994
Untertitel
Englisch
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