Short Stories and Humorous Pieces
- De Vries, Peter (1 January 1949). "Open House". The New Yorker 24 (45): 40–43. Short story.
- De Vries, Peter (4 February 1950). "Jam Today". The New Yorker 25 (50): 34–35. Humorous piece about jazz snobs.
Famous quotes containing the words pieces, humorous, short and/or stories:
“To save the theatre, the theatre must be destroyed, the actors and actresses must all die of the plague. They poison the air, they make art impossible. It is not drama that they play, but pieces for the theatre. We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air; the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.”
—Eleonora Duse (18591924)
“There are many humorous things in the world; among them the white mans notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“What a pity if we do not live this short time according to the laws of the long time,the eternal laws!”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Reporters are not paid to operate in retrospect. Because when news begins to solidify into current events and finally harden into history, it is the stories we didnt write, the questions we didnt ask that prove far, far more damaging than the ones we did.”
—Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)