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Best Humorist of the 20th Cent: S.J. Perelman or P.G. Wodehouse?


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Initial post: Oct 8, 2008 4:34:33 PM PDT
In favor of Perelman: had a maid named 'Flotilla,' complained that another maid (employed at Rising Gorge, his Bucks County chalet) quit because her employer compelled her to sleep in a room with windows, and wear shoes while serving.

In favor of PG Wodehouse: his short stories compiled in the anthology 'On Golf,' and his creation of characters like Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, who is forever saving Wooster from his unfortunate propensity to wear spats in old school colours.

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2008 7:37:30 AM PDT
I'll have to read more Perelman, it seems. I do love Wodehouse.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2008 4:59:59 PM PST
Haven't read any Perelman, but if you're comparing him (her?) to Wodehouse, perhaps I should. I still think there was no one funnier with the written word than Wodehouse (I've even written a novel of my own heavily inspired by ole Plum, though I'm sure my 'performing flea' circus pales in comparison). Such great characters and witty, inventive plots.

I'll check out Perelman and get back to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2008 2:13:12 AM PST
M. Ferrer says:
I have to read Perelman. But Woodehouse ... well I grew up with his books. He is witty and mean, just how I love it.
I also love Achille Campanille, Giovanni Guareschi, Pierre Daninos, Muñoz-Seca and Jardiel Poncela.
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