Friday, February 08, 2013

By Jeeves, It's Wodehouse!

The quintessential English humorist P.G. Wodehouse was the oldest of old boys, as Robert Messenger aptly notes in his New Criterioreview of an anthology of Wodehouse's letters. Little wonder then that my appetite for his witty offerings were insatiable in my college days when I was the youngest of the good ol' boys. Wodehouse charmed as a writer with his self-deprecation, as Ronald Reagan would do decades later as an orator. Indeed, P.G. never lost the insouciance of his British stiff upper lip. Would that I could say the same. What I can say is that we all could use some mirth-inspiring P.G. humor today.

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