|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 literary pieces. The book spent four months on the New York Times Best Seller List. The book is a collection of essays and also features 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 Woody Allen's neurotic sense of hopelessness. The Dickinson poem is mentioned in one of the stories in the collection.
- 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
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