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“Folksy, warm, and up on his Marx lore — he seems not only to have seen every one of the brothers’ movies, but to have read early drafts of every script — Blount makes for swell company … especially during his delightfully erudite exegesis of the justly famous ‘mirror scene.'”

New York Times

“Hail, Hail, Euphoria! is the most lyrical, insightful, scholarly, illuminating and celebratory 144 pages I’ve ever sat down with. This book is a stream of fun.”

Wall Street Journal

“Roy Blount Jr. knows from humor. In [Hail, Hail, Euphoria!], he sets out to remedy the lack of a scene-by-scene commentary on the Marx Brothers’ greatest movie, the sublimely nonsensical Duck Soup.”

Washington Post

“An essential read for Marx Brothers fans, those curious about the melding of war and humor in film, and browsers looking for a good read.”

Library Journal

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