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Getting Even (1971)

by Woody Allen

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Divertido. Lectura con altibajos en cada historia pero en algunos me partí de la risa. Esencial para los fans de Woody. ( )
  eduardochang | Feb 3, 2022 |
Fantástico. Una colección de ensayos cortos sobre los más diversos temas (relacionados con la cultura) en los que el autor da rienda suelta a la vez a su intelecto y a su humor más absurdo. El de la partida de ajedrez por cartea me hizo llorar de la risa. Muy recomendable. ( )
  Remocpi | Apr 22, 2020 |
Woody Allen has written a number of books (and, of course, published screenplays); as a rule, they are short stories, mostly from The New Yorker. The 17 stories herein were published between 1966 and 1971 and within them the reader can find the genesis of a few of his films. In fact, one story, Viva Vargas, is quite similar to Bananas, released as these stories were being written. ("It is hard to imagine that these two great leaders [Latin revolutionists the Vargas Brothers] were only last week men's room attendants at the local Hilton.") Or that Metterling "once pushed Rilke into some honey because the poet said he preferred brown-eyed women." And so on. Let me put it this way: anyone who can write, "I am at two with nature" is aces in my book! ( )
  larryking1 | Feb 13, 2020 |
Allen's short pieces are intellectual and laugh out loud funny. Some of them might have been written by Borges had been a Jewish American comedian. ( )
  datrappert | Oct 24, 2016 |
Save for the bathroom, or while waiting in line/car, etc. Not bad, but was hoping for LOL funny. ( )
  GettinBetter | Jun 27, 2016 |
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