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Harpo Speaks! Harpo Marx Rowland Barber

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Harpo Speaks! Harpo Marx Rowland Barber

English - Marx Brothers - Theatre - Cinéma

Harpo Speaks!


Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber





Condition - Like new



' Prescribed reading for any Marxist' -- Punch

'...when I began to write comedy, it was their influence that moulded my style. Sanith was out, logic was out, creative lunacy was in' -- Spike Milligan

'A wealth of good stories and practical jokes' -- New Statesman

'Whenever Mr Marx touches the keys of his typewriter or reminicses verbally, he stops becoming an actor and becomes an enviably competent, racy and descriptive reporter' --The Times


 To fans of comedy and cinema, Harpo Marx is immortal. This is his autobiography, a tale from the golden age of Variety, Broadway and the big screen. Harpo met everyone, from organized crime bosses to Edward VII, he modelled for Dali and appeared as a solo act for a Moscow audience.

(Limelight). "This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother. Highly recommended." Library Journal "A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber." New York Times Book Review


To Marx Brothers fans who have yet to read this book: Put it off as long as you can, because once you are finished, you will wish you could read it again for the first time. Harpo's life was interesting in itself, but it also frequently intersected with the lives of other fascinating people, most notably his own brothers and drama critic Alexander Woolcott. Marx also was part of the legendary Algonquin Round Table; he's got plenty to say about that. Wait'll you hear about what it means to "throw a Gookie." You'll never be able to watch a Marx Brothers movie again without looking for the Gookie!

    Broché: 482 pages

    Editeur : Limelight Editions; Édition : 1st Limelight Ed (1 janvier 2004)

    Langue : English

    ISBN-10: 0879100362

    ISBN-13: 978-0879100360

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