I taught Barthelme to my lit students. You’re way off base. I only interrupt every other sentence. Carol was verifying this when I stopped listening to type this comment.

I hated Tom Robbins and Vonnegut before I finished their books. Then I did and, for the most part I love them. Roadside Attraction was bizarre and poked a lot of fun at the totally sexist Catholic Church (but not because they’re sexist) and the portrait of an asshole in Champions reached a level of irreverance that…oh, now I get it…appealed to the fart smelling teenage boy in me.

But doesn’t the fact that I finished every Pynchon novel I ever read undermine the sterotype about the limited male attention sp

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