|12 May 1975|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
|Pages||210 pp (hardcover edition) & 224 pp (paperback edition)|
|ISBN||978-0-394-49743-3 (hardcover edition)|
|LC Class||PS3551.L44 W5|
Without Feathers (1975, ISBN 0-394-49743-0) is one of Woody Allen's best-known books, spending four months on the New York Times Best Seller List. It is a collection of essays and two one-act plays, Death and God.
The title Without Feathers is a reference to Emily Dickinson's poem "'Hope' Is the Thing with Feathers", reflecting Allen's neurotic sense of hopelessness. The poem is mentioned in one of the stories.
- Selections from The Allen Notebooks
- Examining Psychic Phenomena
- A Guide to Some of the Lesser Ballets
- The Scrolls
- Lovborg's Women Considered
- The Whore of Mensa 
- Death (A Play)
- The Early Essays
- A Brief Yet Helpful Guide to Civil Disobedience
- Match Wits With Inspector Ford
- The Irish Genius
- God (A Play)
- Fabulous Tales and Mythical Beasts
- But Soft. Real Soft.
- If the Impressionists Had Been Dentists
- No Kaddish for Weinstein
- Fine Times: An Oral Memoir
- Slang Origins
Notes and references
- In "Selections from the Allen Notebooks", 9.
- The New Yorker, Dec. 16, 1974, pp.37-8