Not That it Matters (Version 2)

A. A. Milne (1882 - 1956)

A. A. MILNE: …was best known for the perennially popular Pooh (Winnie the), arguably one of his lesser contributions to the literature of his day. He was highly acclaimed for dozens of popular plays. Moreover, he was both a contributor to and editor of Britain’s famous Punch Magazine; and for Punch, The Atlantic Monthly and dozens of other internationally acclaimed journals he wrote hundreds of essay, sketches and poems.

THE WORLD WARS: Milne argued aggressively against the many enemy atrocities characterizing both World Wars, and also fought in both. All four years of the Great War he spent primarily in the trenches, sustaining the greatest dangers of the new warfare at close range. His war experiences are forcibly captured in some of the poems in this collection and others.

INFLUENCE ON THE STYLE OF BRITISH HUMOR: His immense popularity doubtless helped influenced the very basis of British wit and humor: His gentle, often self-deprecatory but always kind style of humor lured readers and publishers away from the more ironic, cynical, and acerbic humorous works of recent decades. - Summary by Kirsten Wever

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Satire, Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Pleasure of Writing Kirsten Wever
00:09:04
Play 02 Acacia Road Kirsten Wever
00:07:30
Play 03 My Library Kirsten Wever
00:09:25
Play 04 The Chase Kirsten Wever
00:07:46
Play 05 Superstition Kirsten Wever
00:08:13
Play 06 The Charm of Golf Kirsten Wever
00:08:46
Play 07 Goldfish Kirsten Wever
00:08:28
Play 08 Saturday to Monday Kirsten Wever
00:07:49
Play 09 The Pond Kirsten Wever
00:08:18
Play 10 A Seventeenth-Century Story Kirsten Wever
00:07:19
Play 11 Our Learned Friends Kirsten Wever
00:11:03
Play 12 A Word for Autumn Kirsten Wever
00:07:14
Play 13 A Christmas Number Kirsten Wever
00:08:26
Play 14 No Flowers by Request Kirsten Wever
00:07:05
Play 15 The Unfairness of Things Kirsten Wever
00:07:42
Play 16 Daffodils Kirsten Wever
00:06:55
Play 17 A Household Book Kirsten Wever
00:07:38
Play 18 Lunch Kirsten Wever
00:07:32
Play 19 The Friend of Man Kirsten Wever
00:08:30
Play 20 The Diary Habit Kirsten Wever
00:08:01
Play 21 Midsummer Day Kirsten Wever
00:08:36
Play 22 At the Bookstall Kirsten Wever
00:08:45
Play 23 "Who's Who" Kirsten Wever
00:10:31
Play 24 A Day at Lord's Kirsten Wever
00:07:09
Play 25 By the Sea Kirsten Wever
00:07:49
Play 26 Golden Fruit Kirsten Wever
00:07:31
Play 27 Signs of Character Kirsten Wever
00:07:22
Play 28 Intellectual Snobbery Kirsten Wever
00:09:00
Play 29 A Question of Form Kirsten Wever
00:07:22
Play 30 A Slice of Fiction Kirsten Wever
00:08:12
Play 31 The Label Kirsten Wever
00:08:54
Play 32 The Profession Kirsten Wever
00:08:36
Play 33 Smoking as a Fine Art Kirsten Wever
00:07:31
Play 34 The Path to Glory Kirsten Wever
00:08:29
Play 35 A Problem in Ethics Kirsten Wever
00:07:11
Play 36 The Happiest Half-Hours of Life Kirsten Wever
00:07:10
Play 37 Natural Science Kirsten Wever
00:07:21
Play 38 On Going Dry Kirsten Wever
00:09:14
Play 39 A Misjudged Game Kirsten Wever
00:09:09
Play 40 A Doubtful Character Kirsten Wever
00:08:10
Play 41 Thoughts on Thermometers Kirsten Wever
00:07:22
Play 42 For a Wet Afternoon Kirsten Wever
00:08:10
Play 43 Declined With Thanks Kirsten Wever
00:10:20
Play 44 On Going into a House Kirsten Wever
00:06:40
Play 45 The Ideal Author Kirsten Wever
00:08:43