Acres and Pains

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Lyons & Burford, 1995 - Humor - 127 pages
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Perelman's hilarious testament to the "joys" of owning country property, as he transforms from city lazybones to country squire at the family farm, Rising Gorge.

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Hilarious, rueful account of a city slicker who moves to Bucks County PA to jump into rural life. A little like A Year in Provence but much much funnier. Perelman is in danger of being forgotten as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Algernon - Goodreads

If you come across a copy of this gem, don't pass it by. SJ Perelman was an incomparable master of literary humor, often imitated but never equalled. These preposterous tales, inspired by his purchase ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1995)

S. J. Perelman was a prolific humorist and satirist at the New Yorker for almost half a century. His contributions had a surrealistic quality in style and in subject that elicited from Dorothy Parker the judgment that he had "a disciplined eye and a wild mind" and "a magnificent disregard" for his reader. His raillery was aimed at popular fiction, motion pictures, advertising, and similar features of our transient culture. In his preferred form, a short drama, Perelman excelled in the unconventional, the concentrated, the sophisticated in humor.

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