These letters from Groucho Marx to his daughter Miriam, written over a period spanning almost 20 years, were generally disappointing. The famous Groucho wit was only evident in occasional passages and to be fair you can't expect a renowned comedian to be as funny when writing to his daughter as to his peers.
They sometimes had a difficult relationship and this is reflected in their correspondence. Incidentally, there are no letters published from Miriam, just those written to her by Groucho. Had there been, it might have made for a more balanced book.
If it's wit you are looking for, then go for "The Groucho Letters" when he writes to, and receives replies from, many of his contemporaries in the worlds of show business and literature. MUCH more satisfying....
- ペーパーバック: 270ページ
- 出版社: Faber & Faber; Reprint版 (1993/4/1)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 0571198090
- ISBN-13: 978-0571198092
- 発売日： 1993/4/1
- 商品の寸法: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- カスタマーレビュー: 評価の数 13