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Woody Allen New Yorker

by Graham McCann

Woody Allen New Yorker Synopsis

This book is the first detailed study of Woody Allena s life and work, and an original attempt to locate Allena s work in the great tradition of American popular culture. It explores that inimitable New York Jewish voice in the themes, dreams, hopes and hidden meanings of Allena s urban humour, with countless examples of Allena s own hilarious comic lines.

Woody Allen New Yorker Press Reviews

a McCanna s book is incisive, perceptive and adept at examining the Woody Allen persona.a City Limits a A praiseworthy shot at paying sustained and serious attention to a mainstream film--maker ... a brave foray into uncharted territory.a The Guardian a McCann has written a critical biography thata s a model of concision and acuity ... a rigorous and rewarding read.a Empire a ...[a] wide--ranging, highly intelligent, generally smart critique ... [McCann] excels at improvising creative riffs of prose around a theme.a The Times a Thorough and readable studya Daily Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745608907
Publication date: 8th November 1990
Author: Graham McCann
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 230 pages
Categories: Films, cinema, Biography: arts & entertainment, Cultural studies,

About Graham McCann

Graham McCann is a British author and historian who has written extensively on film and television stars and British comedy series. He is a former lecturer and fellow at the University of Cambridge where he taught social and political theory.

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