They look him over as if he were a fresh air child
being given a day’s outing.
The watcher walks around the table, giving each hand
a careful scrutiny.
“’Round and &rsq...
Robert Benchley (1889-1945) was one of the most popular and influential humorists of 20th century America. He took his gentle, self-deprecating wit to celebrity in literature, the theater, and the mov...
Robert Benchley combined in his life and work many of the traditional qualities of the American humorist. First, and most important, like Washington Irving and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benchley was a su...