The insanity defense : the complete prose

Book
Published 2007
Item Details
ISBN:
9780812978117
Description:
viii, 342 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
"A Random House trade paperback original"--Title page verso.
Consists of previously published works, including Getting even, Without feathers, Side effects and some essays originally published in The New Yorker.
Contents:
The Metterling lists
A look at organized crime
The Schmeed memoirs
My philosophy
Yes, but can the steam engine do this?
Spring bulletin
Hassidic tales, with a guide to their interpretation by the noted scholar
The Gossage-Vardebedian papers
Notes from the overfed
A twenties memory
Count Dracula
A little louder, please
Conversations with Helmholtz
Viva Vargas!
The discovery and use of the fake ink blot
Mr. Big
Selections from the Allen notebooks
Examining psychic phenomena
A guide to some of the lesser ballets
The scrolls
The whore of Mensa
The early essays
A brief, yet helpful, guide to civil disobedience
The Irish genius
Fabulous tales and mythical beasts
But soft...real soft
If the Impressionists had been dentists
No kaddish for Weinstein
Fine times : an oral memoir
Slang origins
Remembering Needleman
The condemned
By destiny denied
The UFO menace
My apology
The Kugelmass episode
My speech to the graduates
The diet
The lunatic's tale
Reminiscences : places and people
Nefarious times we live in
A giant step for mankind
The shallowest man
Fabrizio's : criticism and response
Retribution.
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