Sunday, February 27, 2005

Woody Allen's chess humor

As a big fan of Woody Allen (the artist, not the family man -- I still consider "Annie Hall" to be a comedic masterpiece and "Manhattan" is not far behind), I was surprised to learn that in his early days he wrote a piece with a context.

Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects collect Woody Allen's written humor from the mid 60s through to the late 70s, in 5-year chunks....

Getting Even contains ... "The Gossage-Vardabedian Papers" - a succession of correspondence-chess letters, each one more politely sarcastic and seethingly hostile than the last.

From "Books to Laugh with by Andrew Saikali" at The Millions (A Blog About Books).

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