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Without Feathers

by Woody Allen

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"His first new collection of short humor in fifteen years is classic Woody Allen. Zero Gravity is the fifth collection of comic pieces by Woody Allen, a hilarious prose stylist whose enduring appeal readers have savored since his classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, Side Effects, and Mere Anarchy. This new work combines pieces that have appeared in The New Yorker along with eleven written exclusively for this book, each a comic inspiration. Whether he's writing about horses that paint, cars that think, the sex lives of celebrities, or how General Tso's Chicken got its name, he is always totally original, broad yet sophisticated, acutely observant, and most important, relentlessly funny. Along with titles like "Buffalo Wings, Woncha Come Out Tonight" and "When Your Hood Ornament Is Nietzsche," included in this collection is his poignant but very funny short story, "Growing Up in Manhattan." Daphne Merkin has written the foreword. Zero Gravity implies writing not to be taken seriously, but, as with any true humor, not all the laughs are weightless."--… (more)
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Desigual, sino de muchas recopilaciones. Junto a textos realmente ingeniosos, como “Dios (una comedia)”, otros son anodinos. El estilo de algunos diálogos, comentarios y expresiones que pueden resultar brillantes en las películas de Woody Allen, incluso traducidas e interpretadas por el actor de doblaje, resisten con dificultad expuestos negro sobre blanco. Recomendable para aficionados de Allen. ( )
  GilgameshUruk | Jul 17, 2022 |
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”

“Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: Frequently there must be a beverage.”

“The chief problem about death, incidentally, is the fear that there may be no afterlife - a depressing thought, particularly for those who bothered to shave. Also, there is the fear that there is an afterlife but no one will know where it's being held. On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily laying down.”

Title reference to Emily Dickinson: "Hope is the thing with feathers ..." ( )
  LJCain | Aug 15, 2020 |
I keep telling myself I am going to read "real" books and then defaulting on my promise and reading old Woody Allen stories instead. ( )
  uncleflannery | May 16, 2020 |
A collection of pieces and two plays from very early in Woody Allen's career. I think it was pretty much what I expected, sometimes funny, often quirky, occasionally (God (a play)) just plain weird.
1 vote amyem58 | Jan 12, 2018 |
Woody Allen is as funny in writing (or maybe funnier on average) than his best films. This is a collection of pieces of various lengths and it is well worth your time. ( )
1 vote datrappert | Oct 22, 2016 |
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Allen, Woodyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berberian, CathyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gelmini, DorettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwarz, BenjaminTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hope is a thing with feathers... - Emily Dickinson
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Following are excerpts from the hitherto secret private journal of Woody Allen, which will be published posthumously or after his death, which ever comes first.
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What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
And Abraham awoke in the middle of the night and said to his only son, Isaac, “I have had a dream where the voice of the Lord sayeth that I must sacrifice my only son, so put your pants on.”

And Isaac trembled and said, “So what did you say? I mean when He brought this whole thing up?”

“What am I going to say?” Abraham said. “I’m standing there at two A.M. I’m in my underwear with the Creator of the Universe. Should I argue?”

“Well, did he say why he wants me sacrificed?” Isaac asked his father.

But Abraham said, “The faithful do not question. Now let’s go because I have a heavy day tomorrow.”
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'Cuentos sin plumas' no se corresponde a la edición original 'Without feathers' y no es el mismo libro que 'Sin plumas' sino que es una recopilación de tres obras: la mencionada 'Without feathers', 'Side Effects' y 'Getting even'.
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"His first new collection of short humor in fifteen years is classic Woody Allen. Zero Gravity is the fifth collection of comic pieces by Woody Allen, a hilarious prose stylist whose enduring appeal readers have savored since his classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, Side Effects, and Mere Anarchy. This new work combines pieces that have appeared in The New Yorker along with eleven written exclusively for this book, each a comic inspiration. Whether he's writing about horses that paint, cars that think, the sex lives of celebrities, or how General Tso's Chicken got its name, he is always totally original, broad yet sophisticated, acutely observant, and most important, relentlessly funny. Along with titles like "Buffalo Wings, Woncha Come Out Tonight" and "When Your Hood Ornament Is Nietzsche," included in this collection is his poignant but very funny short story, "Growing Up in Manhattan." Daphne Merkin has written the foreword. Zero Gravity implies writing not to be taken seriously, but, as with any true humor, not all the laughs are weightless."--

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