The Moosehead Anthology 9: Career Suicide!: Contemporary Literary Humour

The Moosehead Anthology 9: Career Suicide!: Contemporary Literary Humour

by Jon Paul Fiorentino
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780919688698
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Moosehead Anthology Series, #9
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(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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