Career Suicide (Moosehead Anthology Series): Contemporary Literary Humor

Overview

Career Suicide is a collection of a new generation of funny talkers. Poems and stories which find their laughs in different quarters: in the wry, the slapstick, the satiric, and the dark. One of the characteristics of contemporary Canadian literary humour may well be its engagement with popular culture. Here the importance of DKNY, Corey Feldman, Lik M Aid, Randy Savage, John Cougar Mellancamp, the game of Clue, all question the limiting purview of what may be deemed ëseriousí. As odd, off-putting, and hilarious ...

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Overview

Career Suicide is a collection of a new generation of funny talkers. Poems and stories which find their laughs in different quarters: in the wry, the slapstick, the satiric, and the dark. One of the characteristics of contemporary Canadian literary humour may well be its engagement with popular culture. Here the importance of DKNY, Corey Feldman, Lik M Aid, Randy Savage, John Cougar Mellancamp, the game of Clue, all question the limiting purview of what may be deemed ëseriousí. As odd, off-putting, and hilarious as that may be, the authors of Career Suicide find their laughs, as we all do, in the limitations of human experience and, one suspects, pre-mixed mai tais.

Critical Comment

ìThe funniest anthology of youngish, hippish Canadian writers that side of Winnipeg.î

ó Filling Station, 2003

ìMark Patersonís ëOther Peopleís Showers Or: No Soap Radioí is so good it will make you want to lock him inside so heíll finish his first novel faster.î

ó Montreal Review of Books, 2003

ìAlmost everything in here is worth reading in its own right, and the book doubles as a catalogue of all the currently-unfamous-but-watch-out Canadian writers of the moment.î

ó Broken Pencil, 24

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780919688698
  • Publisher: D C Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Moosehead Anthologies Ser.
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Paul Fiorentino is a poet, essayist and editor. His previous poetry collections include Resume Drowning (Broken Jaw Press) and the Carol Shields Award–nominated Transcona Fragments (Cyclops Press). His current editorial projects are the anthologies Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and the forthcoming Post-Prairie. He is currently working as an editor for Matrix magazine. He lives in Montreal.

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