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THE HUMOR ISSUE
“Funny and me are not separate. We’re one”: Woody Allen on the Art of Humor.
Outhouse tipping and the search for truth: An interview with Garrison Keillor.
“When you’re writing, you are robbed of your delivery”: Calvin Trillin on the challenges of humor writing.
The Birth of a Notion: cartoonists have their say.
Stories by John Barth, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Marcia Guthridge. Poems by Tom Disch, Beth Gylys, and Lloyd Schwartz.
John Barth, The End: An Introduction
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Rapture of the Deep
Melvin Jules Bukiet, Squeak, Memory
Marcia Guthridge, Henry V, Part 2
Woody Allen, The Art of Humor No. 1 Full Text
Garrison Keillor, The Art of Humor No. 2 Full Text
Calvin Trillin, The Art of Humor No. 3 Full Text
Lucille Clifton, Lorena
Tom Disch, Donna Reed in the Scary Old House
John Drexel, Chance Encounters
Victoria Else, Sabbath
Gary Fincke, Johnny Weismuller Learns the Tarzan Yell
Albert Goldbarth, Two Cents
Beth Gylys, Not an Affair a Sestina
Brooks Haxton, Three Poems
David Lehman, The World Trade Center
Campbell McGrath, Seashells, Manasota Key
Gary Mitchner, Two Poems
Robert Phillips, Two Poems
Lloyd Schwartz, Proverbs from Purgatory
John Updike, Epithalamium
Walter Abish, The Man in the Back Row Has a Question I: On Humor
Harold Bloom, The Canon of Western Humor
Roy Blount, Jr., Como Conversazione: On Literature and Comedy in Our Time
R. O. Blechman, The Birth of A Notion
Raffaele, Table of Contents