4,0 su 5 stelleA useful resource for scholars and serious Marx Brothers fans
DaJ. Garlenil 4 giugno 2013 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
While Fix is not the first author to focus solely on the silent Harpo, her book provides some welcome insight on his function and persona, and most Marx Brothers fans will find it worthwhile reading, particularly if Harpo is their favorite of the group. As the title reveals, Fix's book surveys Harpo's role as a trickster figure, considering his performances in each of the Marx Brothers films. Fix is writing primarily for an academically savvy reader who knows the Marx Brothers canon already, but she avoids jargon and ponderous prose that might discourage the lay reader from enjoying this book. Readers who are looking for a serious treatment of Harpo Marx's comedy will generally be pleased with "Harpo Marx as Trickster," and film studies scholars will find it a useful resource to further their own research. (Excerpt from longer review published on Examiner.com)
3,0 su 5 stelleA good editor could have fixed this (pun intended)
DaSteven Zisseril 14 marzo 2014 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Interesting thesis, but a ponderous read, which is unfortunate when addressing humor. The editor should have told her that inserting "pun intended," and particularly "pun not intended" should not appear in written materials, and certainly should not appear over and over again (seemingly 2-3 times in each chapter).
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