This anthology of Spike Milligan's work comprises of favourites from his classic books, (such as "Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall", "Goodbye Soldier" and "Puckoon") as well as scripts from the now-classic Goon show. Interspersing such comic genius is also a collection of letters and his celebrated and liberating writings on depression, demonstrating the diverse talent of a man whose creative output spanned over half a century. A selection of children's poetry and writings ("Unspun Socks for a Chicken's Laundry", "A Book of Milliganimals", "Silly Verse for Kids" and much more) reveals Spike's irresistible connection with the childlike imagination and a brillant sense of the ridiculous.
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Alexander Games is a writer and journalist. He has compiled books on Dudley Moore and Peter Cook.Review:
`Wonderful anthology. A superbly sustained piece of comedy. Like so mush else in this collection, these excerpts inspire a return to the source.' Chris Power, The Times`The most comprehensive compendium of the troubled genius' work. This volume spans his entire career...making this a testament to one of our most absurdly talented comedians. Poignant, nonsensical and hilarious. The Essential Spike Milligan is a more than appropriate epitaph.' Ben Arnold, Jockey Slut`A joyous and wondrous thing...Alex Games has done a fine job...A sound and neatly timed volume and perfect for filling a Milligan-shaped gap in anyone's life.' Marcus Berkmann, Literary Review`Successfully shows why Spike Milligan deserves his place at the heart of British comedy.' Simon Webster, TLS
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Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007155093
Book Description Fourth Estate Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007155093