PENGUIN £9.99 (254PP)
Paperbacks: The Essential Groucho, edited by Stephen Kanfer
Friday 15 August 2008
This addition to Penguin Modern Classics may be a startling choice but Woody Allen is in favour: "[He] will be equally funny a thousand years from now."
This is certainly the case with Groucho's response to the woman on his TV show who explained her 22 offspring: "Because I love my husband." Groucho: "I love my cigar too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while." The selection ranges from Marxist prose to sublime dialogue from the comedies. Groucho: "That's what they call a sanity clause." Chico: "Ah, you fool wit me. There ain't no Sanity Claus." If that's not a classic, it's hard to know what is.
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Edward Heath 'raped 12 year-old boy at Mayfair flat'
- 2 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 3 Porn block in India: hundreds of sexual websites banned, internet outraged
- 4 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorce: One of music industry’s most enduring couples announce split after 12 years of marriage
- 5 A-level results 2015: UK exam board OCR admits it 'estimates' hundreds of pupils' grades after papers 'go missing'
Artist Jamie McCartney: How The Great Wall of Vagina is a stand against 'body fascism'
Game of Thrones season 6: 'A Song of Ice and Fire should be finished by 1998,' said George R. R. Martin, 'but don't hold your breath'
Sherlock season 4: Benedict Cumberbatch will be 'a lot less brattish' in Victorian special
Find out what song was number one on the day you were born
The top 20 books every student should read before leaving secondary school
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke