Westward Ha!, Or, Around the World in Eighty Cliches

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Da Capo Press, 1984 - Humor - 159 pages
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Offers a humorous account of the author's trip around the world, including his experiences on board a cruise ship and in Shanghai, Singapore, Ceylon, India, Egypt, Italy, and France

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Westward Ha! has more laughs then there are bike repair shops in Utrecht. Hirschfeld's illustrations only help the situation. As it is said in public school teacher lounges, "The apple doesn't fall ... Read full review

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In these two volumes from 1977 and 1947, respectively, veteran New Yorker columnist Perelman relates in his signature humorous style his adventures traveling around the world. Westward Ha! also features drawings by Al Hirschfeld. Great fun. Read full review


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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.

AL HIRSCHFELD has been designated a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. The United States Post Office has issued fifteen stamps with Hirschfeld drawings. He is the recipient of two Tony awards for Lifetime Achievement. His work has been prominently featured in The New York Times for nearly 75 years. He has been represented in exhibitions at major art museums and institutions, including the Smithsonian's National Portrait gallery. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Museum of the City of New York. His Hirschfeld On Line was published by Applause Books (see page 26).

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