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ISBN:
1400066417
Author:
Woody Allen
Category:
Humor
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House; First Edition edition (June 12, 2007)
Pages:
176 pages
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Mere Anarchy, Woody Allen’s first collection in over 25 years, features eighteen witty, wild and intelligent comic . WOODY ALLEN’S prolific career as a comedian, writer, and filmmaker has now spanned more than five decades.

Mere Anarchy, Woody Allen’s first collection in over 25 years, features eighteen witty, wild and intelligent comic pieces – eight of which have never been in print before. Surreal, absurd, rich in verbal play, bitingly satirical and just plain daft in the mode we have grown to love from his finest films, this flight-of-fancy collection includes tales of a body double who, mistaken for the film’s star, is kidnapped by outlaws; a pretentious novelist forced to work on the novelisation of a Three Stooges film; a nanny secretly.

I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable.

Mere Anarchy is an anthology of short essays written by Woody Allen. The book was initially published on 5 July 2007 by Ebury Press. The book is a collection of 18 tales, 10 of which were previously released in The New Yorker

Mere Anarchy is an anthology of short essays written by Woody Allen. The book is a collection of 18 tales, 10 of which were previously released in The New Yorker. This is Allen's first collection in 25 years ) remains impervious to the changing world around him," conceding that the older essays "outshine" the newer ones, but emphasizing that the newer ones "hold.

The stories inMere Anarchy deliver the same joys and foibles that have been with its author from the start. Janet Maslin,The New York Times.

Mere Anarchy By Woody Allen 160 pages. When Truman Capote became an Oscar-worthy movie character and "In Cold Blood" bounced back onto bestseller lists, The New Yorker sportingly published yet another Woody Allen instant classic

Mere Anarchy By Woody Allen 160 pages. When Truman Capote became an Oscar-worthy movie character and "In Cold Blood" bounced back onto bestseller lists, The New Yorker sportingly published yet another Woody Allen instant classic. Titled "Above the Law, Below the Box Springs," it mimics the absurd solemnity and keen attention to minutiae that color self-important crime reporting in rural settings, lampooning a style well known to its readers.

Woody Allen’s fourth collection of short stories. The collection includes. To Err is Human- To Float, Divine.

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Woody Allen manages only one funny piece in the collection of lame parodies that is Mere Anarchy. Is there a more depressing category than 'humour'? I tried to be fair to this book by not reading the pieces back to back. He should go back to testing his material live, says Adam Mars-Jones. Such skits and squibs function in a magazine (about half of these were first printed in the New Yorker) as light relief, palate-cleansers in prose. Putting them together in a volume is a severe test of the feuilletoniste, which only the most talented can hope to survive (among them Flann O'Brien, Paul Jennings and Michael Frayn).

“I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.”–Woody AllenHere, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling.“I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,” he explains in a piece on physics called “Strung Out.” In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime (“Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to apprehend him”) he is explosively funny.In “This Nib for Hire,” a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author’s book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: “Actually,” the producer says, “I’d never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before.”
  • Tygralbine
Woody Allen is one of those writes that you love or hate. And this book is no exception. I found particularly funny the way he laughs at science in "Strung Out" and philosophy in "Thus ate Zarathustra". In this last essay he says "Spinoza dined sparingly because he believed that God existed in everything and it's intimidating to wolf down a knish if you think you're ladling mustard onto the First Cause of All Things". This is sample of what you can expect in this book.
  • Moronydit
Typical Woody Allen story telling...a bit off-balance, wonderful humor
catchy narrative and dialogue. Easy read at the beach, on a lounge
or just before bedtime...will make you smile.
  • Enila
Well, it's Woody Allen isn't it? need we say more?
  • olgasmile
The two funniest books I ever read were "Without Feathers" and "Getting Even", so my expectations were impossibly high for "Mere Anarchy." But almost to my surprise, Woody Allen's new book at least equals and maybe surpasses them both.

Allen's writing skills are off the charts, whatever the genre. At times, his sentence structure is so intricate and precise, his vocabulary so eccentrically obscure, that his setups become funnier than his punchlines:

"I was supremely confident my flair for atmosphere and characterization would sparkle alongside the numbing mulch ground out by studio hacks. Certainly the space atop my mantel might be better festooned by a gold statuette than by the plastic dipping bird that now bobbed there ad infinitum..."

This particular vignette, "This Nib for Hire", is particularly hilarious: the story of Flanders Mealworm, a pretentious, out of work novelist writing a novelization of a Three Stooges short.

In the later chapters, Allen drops the highly stylized prose and reverts to earlier form, where he simply piles absurdities on his paragraphs like pastrami on rye. This too is sidesplitting:

"How could I not have known that there are little things the size of 'Planck length' in the universe, which are a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter? Imagine if you dropped one in a dark theater how hard it would be to find. And how does gravity work? And if it were to cease suddenly, would certain restaurants still require a jacket? ..."

Allen is funny on every level:

Funny premises--"Frederich Nietzsche's Diet Book", Savile Row suits impregnated with fragrances, a lighting double kidnapped by Indian terrorists while on location.

Funny, perfectly drawn metaphors and similes--"I have also reviewed by own financial obligations, which have puffed up recently like a hammered thumb." Or, "With that, he scribbled in an additional ninety thousand dollars on the estimate, which had waxed to the girth of the Talmud while rivaling it in possible interpretations."

Funny character names--Hal Roachpaste, Reg Millipede, Agememnon Wurst and E. Coli Biggs, to name a very, very few.

Funny words--Myrmidon, crepescular, succubus, screed, vigorish, on and on.

And of course, funny jokes, everywhere--"She quarreled with the nanny and accused her of brushing Misha's teeth sideways rather than up and down." "As we know, for centuries Rome regarded the Open Hot Turkey Sandwich as the height of licentiousness ..."

Allen is the absolute master of fusing the sublime with the absurd. The result is a book that makes you think as well as laugh. That's a combination you don't often see these days!
  • Nalmezar
Woody is the best comic writer alive today.
  • Grotilar
Good deal
  • Thomeena
Great book!
What you would expect from a Woody Allen book. Laugh out loud stories that challenge the brain.