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Alexander Woollcott, his life and his world.

Samuel Hopkins Adams

Alexander Woollcott, his life and his world.

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

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Published by Books for Libraries Press in Freeport, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943.,
    • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Theater critics -- United States -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the 1946 ed., published under title: A Woollcott, his life and his world.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3545.O77 Z6 1970
      The Physical Object
      Pagination388 p.
      Number of Pages388
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4576435M
      ISBN 100836955188
      LC Control Number77130545
      OCLC/WorldCa100724

        Alexander Woollcott, in full Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, (born Janu , Phalanx, New Jersey, U.S.—died Janu , New York City, New York), American author, critic, and actor known for his acerbic wit. A large, portly man, he was the self-appointed leader of the Algonquin Round Table, an informal luncheon club at New York City’s Algonquin Hotel in the s . Alexander Woollcott (Janu – Janu ) was an American critic and journalist known for his involvement in the Algonquin Round Table and his writings in The New Yorker magazine.. Woollcott was distinguished by his tireless wit and flamboyant personality, providing the inspiration for the character of Sheridan Whiteside in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S.

      The Round Table was famous for saber slash insults made by brilliant writers. It is fun to store up famous Woollcott jabs, but only towards the end to we get significant samples of his writing. The subtitle of Smart Alack is: The Wit, World and Life of Alexander Woollcott. All of these things are s: His reputation as a critic was built on his wit and skill as an arbiter of taste. He was born on Janu , in an eighty-five room house once used as a commune in Phalanx, New Jersey. The house was owned bye the Bucklin family, Woollcott's maternal grandparents.

      A. Woollcott, his life and his world. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. MLA Citation. Adams, Samuel Hopkins. and Editions for the Armed Services, Inc. A. Woollcott, his life and his world [by] Samuel Hopkins Adams Reynal & Hitchcock New York Australian/Harvard Citation. . Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was born on the 19th January, in New Jersey, America and was a critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine. One of New York's most prolific drama critics, Woollcott was an owlish character whose caustic wit either joyously attracted or vehemently repelled the artistic communities of s Manhattan.


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Alexander Woollcott, in full Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, (born JanuPhalanx, New Jersey, U.S.—died JanuNew York City, New York), American author, critic, and actor known for his acerbic wit.A large, portly man, he was the self-appointed leader of the Algonquin Round Table, an informal luncheon club at New York City’s Algonquin Hotel in the s and ’30s.

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Alexander Woollcott was born on Janu in Phalanx, New Jersey, USA as Alexander Humphreys Woollcott. He was a writer and actor, known for The Dark Tower (), The Man with Two Faces () and Bobbed Hair (). He died on Janu in New York City, New York, USA.

Alexander Woollcott, Writer: The Dark Tower. Alexander Woollcott was born on Janu in Phalanx, New Jersey, USA as Alexander Humphreys Woollcott.

He was a writer and actor, known for The Dark Tower (), The Man with Two Faces () and Bobbed Hair (). He died on Janu in New York City, New York, USA. A. Woollcott, his life and his world by Adams, Samuel Hopkins, Publication date Topics Woollcott, Alexander,Authors, American, Theater critics Publisher New York, Reynal & Hitchcock Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Pages: You searched for: alexander woollcott.

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