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Getting Even (1971) is Woody Allen's first collection of humorous stories, essays, and one short play. Most pieces were first published in The New Yorker between 1966 and 1971.

Getting Even
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Hardcover edition
AuthorWoody Allen
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages151 pp.



  1. The Metterling Lists[1]
  2. A Look at Organized Crime
  3. The Schmeed Memoirs
  4. My Philosophy
  5. Yes, But Can the Steam Engine Do This?
  6. Death Knocks
  7. Spring Bulletin
  8. Hassidic Tales
  9. The Gossage-Vardebedian Papers
  10. Notes from the Overfed
  11. A Twenties Memory
  12. Count Dracula
  13. A Little Louder, Please
  14. Conversations with Helmholtz
  15. Viva Vargas!
  16. The Discovery and Use of the Fake Ink Blot
  17. Mr. Big

Some of the tales in detailEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ The Metterling Lists in The New Yorker, May 10, 1969
  2. ^ Vittorio Hösle (2007) Woody Allen: an essay on the nature of the comical p.70
  3. ^ Guido Almansi and Guido Fink (1976) Quasi come, p.197
  4. ^ Philological papers, Volume 29 p.110
  5. ^ Franco Contorbia (2009) Giornalismo italiano, Volume 4, p.222, quotation: "In Mr Big Allen scrive una perfetta novella poliziesca, genere hard boiled, tra Dashiell Hammett, Spillane e Chandler."
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  7. ^ Richard Alan Schwartz (2000) Woody, from Antz to Zelig: a reference guide to Woody Allen's creative work, 1964-1998 p.38

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