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WITHOUT A STITCH IN TIME A Selection of the Best Humorous Short Pieces

De Vries, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0316181862 / ISBN 13: 9780316181860
Published by Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1972
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Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Chip to jacket crown at spine. Minor rubbing to jacket. Stated First Edition. ; ; 7.90 X 5.70 X 1.40 inches; 328 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 59846

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Title: WITHOUT A STITCH IN TIME A Selection of the ...

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Harking from the golden age of fiction set in American suburbia the school of John Updike and Cheever this work from the great American humorist Peter De Vries looks with laughter upon its lawns, its cocktails, and its slightly unreal feeling of comfort. Without a Stitch in Time, a selection of forty-six articles and stories written for the New Yorker between 1943 and 1973, offers pun-filled autobiographical vignettes that reveal the source of De Vries’s nervous wit: the cognitive dissonance between his Calvinist upbringing in 1920s Chicago and the all-too-perfect postwar world. Noted as much for his verbal fluidity and wordplay as for his ability to see humor through pain, De Vries will delight both new readers and old in this uproarious modern masterpiece.

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Peter De Vries (1910 93) was the man responsible for contributing to the cultural vernacular such witticisms as Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be” and Deep down, he’s shallow.” He was the author of many books, including the classics Slouching Towards Kalamazoo and The Blood of the Lamb, both also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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