Love Conquers All (Common Reader Editions)

Love Conquers All Common Reader Editions Collection of Benchley s humorous essays featuring his observations on daily life ranging from marriage business and gardening to newspapers opera trout fishing and even toothaches
  • Title: Love Conquers All (Common Reader Editions)
  • Author: Robert Benchley
  • ISBN: 9781888173710
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love Conquers All (Common Reader Editions)
    Collection of Benchley s humorous essays featuring his observations on daily life, ranging from marriage, business, and gardening to newspapers, opera, trout fishing, and even toothaches.
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  • Robert Benchley

    Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley s style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards, and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock s Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances.

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  • LOVE CONQUERS ALL 1922 Robert Benchley .Here are 63 finely tuned short essays on a wide variety of topics Each essay will at least make you smile, while others will make you laugh out loud My favorite is essay XXVI When Not in Rome, Why Do As the Romans Did Benchley outlines the obvious difficulties in the use of Roman numerals His examples include train schedules and baseball statistics He goes further, however He makes the following proposals It is not only the matter of the Roman numerals How [...]


  • A collection of essays and columns printed in 1922 covering everything from Baseball to opera plots to then current political situations Sure some of it is now dated, but some is still quite funny When it isn t quite funny any, you can still admire the quality of the writing.


  • So far, as usual, I m reading a collection of essays that makes me feel as though I m living in the wrong era Humor so dry it blisters, sometimes now completely anachronistic, still relatable for me At times it s less funny due to obvious effort, but not often enough to spoil the buffet.


  • I read this book while reading Emily Posts etiquette in Society Everything that Benchley wrote comically about was exactly the subject of Post s disdain It took me a while to figure out why this book is called Love Conquers All There wasn t really any stories of Love, nor of it conquering anything My only guess is that the answer to all of these stories of social ungraces, personal faults, and seeming rudeness is that Love Conquers All If not, none of these stories would seem funny They would be [...]


  • This is a copious potpourri of unrelated subjects Robert Benchley published Love Conquers All in 1922 and opens his world of humor proving that some things never change Few novels cause me to laugh out loud but this is one of them He has, in my opinion, reached the heights of Joseph Heller in Catch 22 and instantly made me a fan The fact that this was published ninety years ago one would think that an additional exegesis would be necessary but this is not the case, weather the subject is sports, [...]


  • The essays in Benchley s first book, from 1922, already mark him as a very funny stylist and observer of life The title, like ones to follow, gives no hint of its contents Love Conquers All has the added bonus of a long section of his literary pieces, many of them very loose reviews of books nobody else would review, one of them a complaint that he can t find any bookcases for sale without glass fronts.


  • I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book Most of it had me smiling, and some of it had me laughing out loud There are also 2 or 3 essays that are serious and still pertinent I got it on as a free, public domain download.






  • Great Benchley humor With the winners of the Benchley Writing Contest Fun for everyone but the lady who dusted.




  • Benchley may seem outdated at first, but by the end of this book of his columns, I was a fan The man was a keen observer of humanity and incredibly incisive.


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