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Roy Blount's Book of Southern HumorFace it Yankees aren t as funny Though Yankee politics and lack of religion are superior The best Stop Dont Read This humorists come from below the Mason Dixon Line In this anthology Blountas collected than 150 stories sketches poems essays blues country and rock lyrics He collects twain faulkner welty urston louis armstrong molly ivins Faulkner Welty Hurston Louis Armstrong Molly Ivins Barry Blount s own contribution I Don t Eat Dirt Personally I checked out a library copy and desire to buy my own now that I remember this book An essential collection if you like The Funny Blount s intro

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brilliant esp the koans and the stuff e s collected lyrics short stories memoirs from such disparate sources is uniformly brilliant Roy Blount s Book of Southern Humor by Roy Blount Jr Editor WW Norton Co 1994817 is a collection of essays short stories song lyrics and poems from the editor s favorite Southern umorists My favorite writers which were included are Bailey White Ferrol Sams Jerry Clower Garrison Keillor O Henry The Ransom of Red Chief and John Prine My rating 7510 finished 62512 I purchased my HB copy at McKay s for 300 on 12418 HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH If you re thinking this is full of redneck umor you re wrong Drawing on both old and new Fight For My Heart humor Blount creates an anthology of that s both cerebral and earthy Some of the choices might seem odd and some writers might be over represented But on the whole this is a fantastic collection However I d advise strongly against reading it cover to cover Since I bought it years ago afte. The richest vein of Americanumor the broadest the earthiest the most outrageously inventive can be found below the Mason Dixon line where the comic impulse just naturally seems allied to the native storytelling genius and the sacred and the profane are on the closest of termsRoy Blount Jr Endangered Hearts Endangered Hearts 1 himself a native Southerner and on paper and in person one of the funniest men in Americaas dug deep and forag. R finding it on sale for about 500 at And Noble I to Go Through Pick And through and pick and based on what I m in mood for That s the best way to read a collection of this type Reading it cover to cover kills the laughs after a while One of my favorite anthologies of all time Not only does it ave all the greats Faulkner Twain O Connor Welty there s also Molly Ivins Russell Baker Bailey White Jerry Clower Best of all though is the introduction a laugh out loud essay that makes me giggle just thinking about it This is anthology so of course the Star rating must be a bit up and down Roy Blount s introductions to is selected authors are uniformly interesting and enjoyable often funny The selections Maru heas made Advanced Placement Classroom have made me laugh out loud often Iave even bought a couple of books from the authors Uvod U Psihoanalizu he s introduced me to Nikki Giovanni notably and who knew that Flannery O Connor could be so funny writing abouter peacocks This is a book to put somewhere that you can pick it up from time to time and read for 5 10 minutes at a whack well okay the Enamel Library is probably best though my copy recently gravitated to the kitchen counter where I eat breakfast and lunch and snacks standing up in violation of all my mother s scoldings Blount Den Samlede Sagaen 1 has truly done as fine a job of editing ase does of entertaining and of getting to the Cliff Walk heart of a subject But my first perusal of this work left me with a couple of uestions Iave not been able to answer First in what part of the South would I find Minnisota And impor. Ed far and wide to produce the definitive treasury of Southern War Birds humor for our time It comprises than 150 selections including stories sketches essays poems memoirs and blues and C lyrics arranged under sucheadings as My People My People How's Your Mama 'n Them Here Be Dragons or How Come These Butterbeans Have an Alligator Taste and Lying and Other Forms of Communication The wildly eterogeneous rost.

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Tantly ow did Blount complile such a volume and leave out Lewis Grizzard Garrison Keillor who I "Love Is In But Grizzard " is in but Grizzard not I ve searched for aticles in which the two are named thinking I might find Some Indication Of A Rivaly Like A indication of a rivaly like a v Solieri but I cannot find a thing past one account where Blount accepted an award for Grizzard So somebody please tell me if everyone else in the South knows about some event which appened and drove a wedge between these two icons when I was in the Air Force serving up Nawth In Illinois And in Illinois and t discussed in polite company If such appened my guess is it would Panic Room haveappened in a men s room during The Trader Of Saigon half time of a Georgia Auburn football game in Athens Face it Yankees aren t as funny Though Yankee politics and lack of religion are superior The bestumorists come from below the Mason Dixon Line In this anthology Blount as collected than 150 stories sketches poems essays blues country and rock lyrics He collects Twain Faulkner Welty Hurston Louis Armstrong Molly Ivins Dave Barry Blount s own contribution I Don t Eat Dirt Personally I checked out a library copy and desire to buy my own now that I remember this book Read this book and you will laugh until you fall off the sofaThen you ll just lie there laughing on the floor I love Roy Blount Jr and was excited to read this I ll admit I didn t even read all the stories They are all well written and this is a great anthology but just not interesting to me I loved the ones that Blount wrote though He s such a funny gu. Er of contributors range from such classics as William Faulkner Mark Twain Flannery O'Connor Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty to such brilliantly funny contemporaries as Molly Ivins Dave Barry Harry Crews Ishmael Reed Barry Hannah Bailey White and Roy Blount Jr is very own selfIf you could stop laughing long enough you'd probably call Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor a classic And you'd be righ.