TITLE

On W. C. Fields's Tombstone

AUTHOR(S)
SCHALL, JAMES V.
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
University Bookman;Fall2013, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A review of the essay "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break," devoted to the comedian W. C. Fields, which appeared in Joseph Epstein's book "Essays in Biography" is presented.
ACCESSION #
93353417

 

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