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Product Description: Temping is about a no-longer-so-young man who is a temporary secretary, then returns to graduate school, and gets a job teaching the theory of humor--in Finland, where he also manages a circus. The book opens in Seattle and encompasses Hong Kong, France and Finland...read more

Hardcover:

9780930773762 | Black Heron Pr, October 30, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Temping is about a no-longer-so-young man who is a temporary secretary, then returns to graduate school, and gets a job teaching the theory of humor--in Finland, where he also manages a circus.

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'This work explores Codrescu's writings and how they are a part of the surrealist tradition. It examines the ways in which his poetry and essays are influenced by his upbringing in Communist Romania and the liberal attitudes he encountered upon moving tothe United States, and draws comparisons between Codrescu and other surrealists'--Provided by publisher.
By Andrei Codrescu (foreword by) and Kirby Olson

Paperback:

9780786421374 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 30, 2005, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 'This work explores Codrescu's writings and how they are a part of the surrealist tradition.

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Product Description: Gregory Corso is the most intensely spiritual of the Beat generation poets and still by far the least explored. The virtue of Kirby Olson’s Gregory Corso: Doubting Thomist is that it is the first book to place all of Corso’s work in a philosophical perspective, concentrating on Corso as a poet torn between a static Catholic Thomist viewpoint and that of a progressive surrealist...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780809324477 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Gregory Corso is the most intensely spiritual of the Beat generation poets and still by far the least explored.

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Product Description: Is comedy postmodern?Kirby Olson posits that no one has been more marginalized than the comic writer, whose irreverent truths have always made others uncomfortable. In a literary age that purports to champion diversity, comic writers remain an underclass huddling at the fringes of the canon...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780896724402 | Texas Tech Univ Pr, January 1, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Is comedy postmodern?

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