S. J. Perelman | Critical Essay by Eudora Welty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of S. J. Perelman.
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Critical Essay by Eudora Welty

Reader, S. J. Perelman has struck again.

"Great, fatuous booby that I was"—these are the words of Perelman himself—"I imagined advertising would be destroyed from the outside. It won't; it's going to bubble and heave and finally expire in the arms of two nuns, like Oscar Wilde." Not if S. J. Perelman can help it, it won't. In fact, here lies the body before us now, with a sign left pinned to its jacket saying "Crazy Like a Fox."

Advertising is not the only victim of this man. With his Dyak-like tread he has crept up on the movies, on Corn, on Jitter-bugging, Bee-keeping, Fashion, then Chichi, and with a maniacal glitter in his eye has done his deadly work….

The strange part is, Perelman refers to his deeds as "prose." But Perelman's "prose" was...

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