"I Start From a Place of Outrage and Sadness": A conversation on humor in fiction with Elisa Albert, Steve Almond, Brock Clarke, Sam Lipsyte, John McNally, and Deb Olin Unferth

Martin, Zachary
June 2012
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts;Summer/Fall2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p69
Academic Journal
The article presents a conversion on humor in fiction featuring American authors Elisa Albert, Steve Almond, Brock Clarke, Sam Lipsyte, John McNally and Deb Olin Unferth. Lipsyte outlines the humorlessness in the concept of literary fiction. Albert mentions some of the great humorists which include Francois Rabelais and Jonathan Swift. Almond emphasizes the misconception about the idea of comic and tragic modes.


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