Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests





Saturday, December 21, 2013

"The Whore of Mensa" by Woody Allan (1974)



"The Whore of Mensa" by Woody Allan (USA, 1935 ) is a hilarious one joke story any book lover with nobody to talk to about their passions, maybe men especially, will really enjoy.  (Mensa is a high IQ social club).  The women in "The Whore of Mensa" don't charge for sex. 

The story is told by a seen it all hard boiled pirvate detective who has been hired by a man who is being threatened with blackmail by a woman who has tapes of him discussing symbolism in "The Wasteland" with her.  The detective finds, operating out of the Hunter College Bookstore a ring of girs who you can pay to talk about very intellectual iterary topics.  

Here is the blackmail victim's explanation of why he needs the service.


Of course we wonder what draws a college student to become a whore of Mensa


I read this very entertaining story in this decent anthology.


As I read it I thought, gee my wife is great but it would be nice to have someone to talk about Yiddish literature Joseph Roth or Fiipino short stories with....

Mel u


1 comment:

Bellezza said...

Woody Allen has such a marvelous sense of irony, or sarcasm, or whatever it is that laughs at what we've come to look at as the expected. Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile.