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@ K. 2011 09
I was telling my friend Carole about my writing yesterday. I told her I’ve been writing for sixty-three years, most of it comedy (until the last two decades). I told her that the essence of my humor was to take the culture myth’s seriously: and to take them (to pretend to take them)
By golly, that’s right! I don’t think I’d ever said that before, not with quite that baldness. But dig it: for decades the source of my humor for my stories and novels was my (pretense of) taking the Bible literally. Also notice: the rest of my writing takes our secular documents — the Constitution, the Bill of Rights — seriously: and pretends to take them literally!
2011 09 07 Only a few days passed before I found an example of me saying the same thing six years ago: Sociologist Major. So it isn’t a first. But read my fiction (First Week, for example): that blog entry is minor.