March 2nd, 2010 / 12:10 pm
Author Spotlight & Snippets

122 Comments

  1. anon

      the word ‘brutal’ makes me think of face-fucking

  2. anon

      the word ‘brutal’ makes me think of face-fucking

  3. jack

      is there a scene of face-fucking in wiseblood or other? probably no. probably. i find dostoevsky hi-larious. in his notebooks for c&p he made constant reference to playing up the humour. true.

  4. jack

      is there a scene of face-fucking in wiseblood or other? probably no. probably. i find dostoevsky hi-larious. in his notebooks for c&p he made constant reference to playing up the humour. true.

  5. jack

      haha!

  6. jack

      haha!

  7. jack

      if you have to be told than no

  8. jack

      if you have to be told than no

  9. jonny ross

      i think the term “literary fiction” is laughable. not to mention oxymoronic.

  10. jonny ross

      i think the term “literary fiction” is laughable. not to mention oxymoronic.

  11. Michael

      Anon,

      Nah, this isn’t one of his funnier stories. I just posted it because david e mentioned “Fishboy.”

  12. Michael

      Anon,

      Nah, this isn’t one of his funnier stories. I just posted it because david e mentioned “Fishboy.”

  13. Tim Ramick

      My top ten funniest writers (all quite dead—therefore slightly off-topic):

      10. Borges
      9. Stein
      8. Calvino
      7. Dickinson
      6. Chaucer
      5. Shakespeare
      4. Joyce
      3. Beckett
      2. Faulkner
      1. Kafka

      Humor, for me, is most often in the syntax, not the punchline, or in the subtlety of the situation, not in the spotlit absurdity or the snide joke.

  14. Tim Ramick

      My top ten funniest writers (all quite dead—therefore slightly off-topic):

      10. Borges
      9. Stein
      8. Calvino
      7. Dickinson
      6. Chaucer
      5. Shakespeare
      4. Joyce
      3. Beckett
      2. Faulkner
      1. Kafka

      Humor, for me, is most often in the syntax, not the punchline, or in the subtlety of the situation, not in the spotlit absurdity or the snide joke.

  15. Sean

      I think commenting on the word “literary” is a fucking cliche. And also PBR is not really that authentic a beer for hipsters. And isn’t it funny that term, Microsoft Works.

      Yawn.

      The point of the quote–not mine–is to read the interview. I think the author is using literary fiction exactly how he means to.

  16. Sean

      I think commenting on the word “literary” is a fucking cliche. And also PBR is not really that authentic a beer for hipsters. And isn’t it funny that term, Microsoft Works.

      Yawn.

      The point of the quote–not mine–is to read the interview. I think the author is using literary fiction exactly how he means to.

  17. Tim Ramick

      Lipsyte mentions Marcus and Lutz and Powell (among others) as funny writers. He says they’re “dead serious and dead funny.” Seriously funny. This is key, I think, to humor lasting beyond its own easy (contemporary) reference points.

  18. Tim Ramick

      Lipsyte mentions Marcus and Lutz and Powell (among others) as funny writers. He says they’re “dead serious and dead funny.” Seriously funny. This is key, I think, to humor lasting beyond its own easy (contemporary) reference points.

  19. Jhon Baker

      The things that are being published are funny in many ways. Intended as humor is another thing altogether. I would also go as far to say that authors have no problem being downright hilarious with all meanings implied here, I think the reader is most afraid to laugh for fear that they will be seen as a fool or idiot. I still read the funnies every morning so I’ll live longer and quite often find myself being raised eyebrow at when I laugh aloud. I live by the maxim – If it’s funny I laugh, melancholy, I weep, poorly written, I puke.

  20. Jhon Baker

      The things that are being published are funny in many ways. Intended as humor is another thing altogether. I would also go as far to say that authors have no problem being downright hilarious with all meanings implied here, I think the reader is most afraid to laugh for fear that they will be seen as a fool or idiot. I still read the funnies every morning so I’ll live longer and quite often find myself being raised eyebrow at when I laugh aloud. I live by the maxim – If it’s funny I laugh, melancholy, I weep, poorly written, I puke.

  21. reynard

      stein is funnier than all of those guys

  22. reynard

      stein is funnier than all of those guys