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You need no ticket to make a place for yourself here where humor, black and otherwise, comes to you from the stage where the human comedy itself is being played, its performance trumping the things dark and tragic and found in the world of literature.
Monday, June 27, 2005
"gasbag citadel of Eggers-ville"

An amazing phrase that is part of a review of a Houellebecq book on H.P. Lovecraft at
Monday, June 20, 2005
Latchkey Lit

That's a term I just coined for the lit produced by and for the kids of 70's and 80's divorce. (If The Believer's Julavits can make up the word "snark" -- which for the record, I dislike for numerous reasons -- I can certainly come up with one THAT DOESN'T MEAN SOMETHING ELSE TO BEGIN WITH. (See Lewis Carroll, et al.))

More on the practitioners of the genre later.

And for any who arrived at this blog from the Underground Literary Alliance site, or King Wenclas's Demi-Puppets blog, please remember that this entry is dated. Mainstream literati who ignore and don't read (Ahem!) any ULA related stuff please note that I'll be watching -- well, Googling actually -- to see if any clever scribes are using the term as their own.

And to pre-answer a likely question: yes I do think it's worth using. (You may call it arrogance; I think its self-confidence, something writers today need in great quantity, merely to survive.)

So if you use the term, please give credit -- or I'll send out the Plagiarism Police.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
More On Pre Philly Zinefest Party

ULA'ers Bernice Mullins and Noah Cicero will show.

Want more? How about Frank Walsh, Tim Hall, George Balgobin, Sarah Scheckter, Patrick King, Brady Russell?

WHERE: The Medusa Lounge, 21st Street near Chestnut.

WHEN: 5 p.m. to whenever, Saturday, July 16th.
Monday, June 13, 2005
Note to all lovers of good writing (and anyone just into non-wimp lit): July 16th at Medusa (Philadelphia), a day before the PhillyZinefest -- is an Underground Literary Alliance bash with LitVision Press for the release of the Jack Saunders book, BUKOWSKI NEVER DID THIS: ONE YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN UNDERGROUND WRITER AND HIS FAMILY.

Go to for the true gen.