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Woody Allen’s prolific career as a comic, writer, and filmmaker has now spanned more than five decades. He writes frequently for The New Yorker and is the author of Without Feathers, Getting Even, and Side Effects, among other books.


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Woody Allen’s prolific career as a comic, writer, and filmmaker has now spanned more than five decades. He writes frequently for The New Yorker and is the author of Without Feathers, Getting Even, and Side Effects, among other books.


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  • Mere Anarchy

    Mere Anarchy
    Here, 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 also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. In hysterical 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, 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.” Praise for Mere Anarchy: INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “The stories in Mere Anarchy deliver the same joys and foibles that have been with its author from the start.” –Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Uproarious . . . In each story the ornate and the vulgate slam together and make it rain polysyllabic absurdity.” –The Wall Street Journal “Nostalgically enjoyable . . . The stories in Mere Anarchy deliver the same joys and foibles that have been with its author from the start.” –The New York Times “Brilliant neurotica . . . unfailingly entertaining . . . [an] obsessive and seriously funny book.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review “Like the Carnegie’s one-pound sandwiches, Allen’s literary slapstick is . . . comedy on wry.” –USA Today

    Side Effects

    Side Effects
    A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is. Included here are such classics as REMEMBERING NEEDLEMAN, THE KUGELMASS EPISODE, a new sory called CONFESSIONS OF A BUGLAR, and more.

    Getting Even

    Getting Even
    The classic, with 316,000 copies sold to date.

    Without Feathers

    Without Feathers
    Here they are--some of the funniest tales and ruminations ever put into print, by one of the great comic minds of our time. From THE WHORE OF MENSA, to GOD (A Play), to NO KADDISH FOR WEINSTEIN, old and new Woody Allen fans will laugh themselves hysterical over these sparkling gems.

  • Three One-Act Plays

    Three One-Act Plays
    Riverside Drive Old Saybrook Central Park West
    Three delightful one-act plays set in and around New York, in which sophisticated characters confound one another in ways only Woody Allen could imagine Woody Allen’s first dramatic writing published in years, “Riverside Drive,” “Old Saybrook,” and “Central Park West” are humorous, insightful, and unusually readable plays about infidelity. The characters, archetypal New Yorkers all, start out talking innocently enough, but soon the most unexpected things arise—and the reader enjoys every minute of it (though not all the characters do). These plays (successfully produced on the New York stage and in regional theaters on the East Coast) dramatize Allen’s continuing preoccupation with people who rationalize their actions, hide what they’re doing, and inevitably slip into sexual deception—all of it revealed in Allen’s quintessentially pell-mell dialogue.

    Woody Allen

    Woody Allen
    Interviews
    Woody Allen (b. 1935) is one of America's most idiosyncratic filmmakers, with an unparalleled output of nearly one film every year for over three decades. His movies are filled with rapid-fire one-liners, neurotic characters, anguished relationships, and old-time jazz music. Allen's vision of New York—whether in comedies or dramas—has shaped our perception of the city more than any other modern filmmaker. "On the screen," John Lahr wrote in the New Yorker in 1996, "Allen is a loser who makes much of his inadequacy; off-screen, he has created over the years the most wide-ranging oeuvre in American entertainment." Woody Allen: Interviewscollects over twenty-five years of interviews with the director ofManhattan,Hannah and Her Sisters,Crimes and Misdemeanors,Bullets Over Broadway, andAnnie Hall, for which he won an Oscar. The book's interviews reveal a serious director, often at odds with his onscreen persona as a lovable, slap-stick loser. Allen talks frankly about his rigorous work habits; his biggest artistic influences; the attention he devotes to acting, screenwriting, and directing; and how New York fuels his filmmaking. Along with discussing film techniques and styles, Allen opens up about his love of jazz, his Jewish heritage, and the scandal that arose when he left his longtime partner Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter. Including four interviews from European sources, three of which are now available in English for the first time,Woody Allen: Interviewsis a treasure trove of conversations with one of America's most distinctive filmmakers. Robert E. Kapsis is professor of sociology at Queens College and is the author ofHitchcock: The Making of a Reputation. His work has appeared in theVillage Voice,Variety,Journal of Popular Film and Video, andCineasteand at the Museum of Modern Art. Kathie Coblentz is special collections cataloger at the New York Public Library. Kapsis and Coblentz coeditedClint Eastwood: Interviews(University Press of Mississippi).

    The Insanity Defense

    The Insanity Defense
    The Complete Prose
    Comprising the classic bestsellers Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, this definitive collection of comic writings is from a man who needs no Introduction. Really–this book has no Introduction. The Insanity Defense reveals many sides of Woody Allen as he holds forth on the most human of urges (“Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only for food: frequently there must be a beverage”); reflects on death (“I don’t believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear”); and notes the effect on history wrought by trick chewing gum, the dribble glass, and other novelties. There is also an inspiring story of the futile race to beat Dr. Heimlich to the punch: “The food went down the wrong pipe, and choking occurred. Grasping the mouse firmly by the tail, I snapped it like a small whip, and the morsel of cheese came loose. If we can transfer the procedure to humans, we may have something. Too early to tell.” All Woody Allen fans will cherish this uproarious treasury–and those who don’t enjoy The Insanity Defense are just plain crazy. “If you don’t care if you break into helpless whoops of laughter on buses, trains, or wherever you happen to be reading it.” –Chicago Tribune, on Without Feathers “Brilliant flights of fancy whose comic detail and inspired silliness are at once dramatic and controlled.” –The New York Times, on Side Effects

    Four Films

    Four Films
    Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan, Stardust...
    Complete screenplays of four of Woody Allen's most famous films. Hilariously funny, with all actions included.

  • Adulterios

    Adulterios
    Three delightful one-act plays set in and around New York, in which sophisticated characters confound one another in ways only Woody Allen could imagine. Woody Allen's first dramatic writing published in years, ?Riverside Drive, ? ?Old Saybrook, ? and ?Central Park West? are humorous, insightful, and unusually readable plays about infidelity. The characters, archetypal New Yorkers, all start out talking innocently enough, but soon the most unexpected things happen?or are revealed?and the reader enjoys every minute of it.

    Woody Allen on Woody Allen

    Woody Allen on Woody Allen
    Over the course of his long directing career, Woody Allen has portrayed contemporary American life with an unmistakable mixture of irony, neurotic obsession, and humor. Woody Allen on Woody Allen is a unique self-portrait of this uncompromising filmmaker that offers a revealing account of his life and work. In a series of rare, in-depth interviews, Allen brings us onto the sets and behind the scenes of all his films. Since its original publication, Woody Allen on Woody Allen has been the primary source of Allen's own thoughts on his work, childhood, favorite films, and inspirations. Now updated with one hundred pages of new material that brings us up to his Hollywood Ending, Woody Allen on Woody Allen is a required addition to any cinephile's library.

    Images

    Images
    My Life in Film
    Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned forty years as he produced more than fifty films, many of which are considered classics. When he began this book, Bergman had not seen most of his movies since he made them. Resorting to scripts and working notebooks, and especially to memory, he comments, brilliantly and always cogently, on his failures as well as his successes; on the themes that bind his work together; on the relationship between his life and art. More clearly than ever before, Images allows us to listen to, as Woody Allen put it, Bergman’s “voice of genius.”

    The Illustrated Woody Allen Reader

    The Illustrated Woody Allen Reader

  • No Te Bebas el Agua

    No Te Bebas el Agua

    Pura Anarquia

    Pura Anarquia

    Pura Anarquía

    Pura Anarquía

    Death

    Death
    A Comedy in One ACT

  • Play It Again, Sam

    Play It Again, Sam

    The Floating Light Bulb

    The Floating Light Bulb

    Writer's Block

    Writer's Block
    Two One-Act Comedies

    Great Comedians Talk About Comedy

    Great Comedians Talk About Comedy

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