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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Many of the humorous episodes collected in this 1947 volume originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. In his own inimitable style, Perelman makes observations on the trials city boys face when ... Read full review


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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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