Music: P.G. Wodehouse's Comic Eden

"To be a humorist," P.G. Wodehouse once wrote, "one must see the world out of focus. You must, in other words, be slightly cockeyed." Wodehouse shared with countless millions of delighted readers his own slightly cockeyed, out-of-focus vision of the world in 70-odd novels, more than 300 short stories, 500 essays and articles, 40 or so plays and musicals and numerous movies—not to mention snippets of some of the funniest verse ever written in English. Many people grew up on Wodehouse and grew old on Wodehouse; his literary output, as reliable and regular...

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