How to be Decadent book.
How to be Decadent book. Mikes graduated in Budapest in 1933 and started work as a journalist on Reggel ("Morning"), a Budapest newspaper. For a short while he wrote a column called Intim Pista for Színházi Élet ("Theatre Life").
by. Mikes, George, 1912-.
The Spy who Died of Boredom (1973). How to Be Decadent (1977). Tsi-Tsa: the biography of a cat (1978).
The native form of this personal name is Mikes György. In his subsequent books Mikes blended local jokes into his own humor, dealt with (among others) Japan (The Land of the Rising Yen), Israel (Milk and Honey, The Prophet Motive), the US (How to Scrape Skies), the United Nations (How to Unite Nations), Australia (Boomerang), the British again (How to be Inimitable, How. to be Decadent), and South America (How to Tango). The Spy who Died of Boredom (1973).
For Some Time There’ll be an Englan. n the Elegance of Decay. In 1946 he published How to be an Alien, which identified the author as a humourist, although he had not intended the book to be funny
For Some Time There’ll be an Englan. In 1946 he published How to be an Alien, which identified the author as a humourist, although he had not intended the book to be funny. It sold more than 450,000 copies, and with How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent became How to be a Brit, which has sold more than 90,000 copies.
George Mikes' How to be an Alien is one of my favourite books, so when I saw How to be Decadent in one of my local used bookstores, I bought it without even paging through. It's along the same lines - unconnected vignettes of observation poking gentle fun at the English - but just doesn't have the same spark. One person found this helpful.
How To Unite Nations. How to be Inimitable. George Mikes, Nicolas Bentley. Laughing Matter; Towards a Personal Philosophy of Wit and Humor. Boomerang: Australia Rediscovered. How to be seventy: An autobiography.
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George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life. How to plan a town: "Street names should be painted clearly and distinctly on large boards. Having been born in Hungary, he eventually spent more than forty years in the field, and the fruits of his labour include insights on important topics including the weather, how to be rude and how to panic quietly. Loved by readers and authors alike, How to Be a Brit contains Mikes's three major works - How to be an Alien, How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent
This was to be a book of defiance. britain, far from being a 'decadent democracy', is a Spartan country
This was to be a book of defiance. Before its publication I felt myself a man who was going to tell the English where to get off. I had spoken my mind regardless of consequences; I thought I was brave and outspoken and expected either to go unnoticed or to face a storm. britain, far from being a 'decadent democracy', is a Spartan country. Whether he is describing morals or manners, George Mikes looks at the Japanese as he looks at the rest of mankind - with his own inscrutable blend of curiosity, respect, affection and charm.