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Before he puts out Witz –which might be the most controversial work of fiction this year– Joshua Cohen talks about breakfast. Sam Lipsyte continues to be everywhere.  This week,he takes a walk through his neighborhood in Queens, and over at … Read More

By / March 11, 2010
  • Before he puts out Witz –which might be the most controversial work of fiction this year– Joshua Cohen talks about breakfast.
  • Sam Lipsyte continues to be everywhere.  This week,he takes a walk through his neighborhood in Queens, and over at Impose, gets asked what makes him so darned funny:

"There’s definitely a lot of labor involved in making something funny on the page. All you have is language, syntax. You have nobody’s hilarious eyebrows or colorful underpants to help your cause. Most of the work and the pleasure happen inside the sentences."

  • I’ve been told that there is a 90% chance if somebodies last name is Stein, they are Jewish.  New editor of Paris Review Lorin Stein?  Anybody want to confirm or deny?