Tag: Lenny Bruce

April 16, 2013  |  No Comments

The blog tour for my new novel In the Land of the Living, continues at Tablet Magazine’s Jewcy blog:

The old saw that “comedy is tragedy plus time” has been attributed to everyone from Mark Twain to Lenny Bruce, Carol Burnett, and Woody Allen. That’s according to the Internet, a.k.a. bullshit at the speed of light. But … Read More

April 5, 2012  |  No Comments

I think Lenny Bruce probably changed my uncle Zack’s life. Without the precedent of Lenny Bruce, I don’t think my uncle could have said #$%* and @&*! nearly as much as he did. From Lenny Bruce to my uncle Zack to me has descended the sacred right to say #$%* and @&*! when you stub … Read More

March 30, 2012  |  No Comments

Post-Freudian expressionism has now had a century to percolate throughout the arts. I think in particular of painters and writers, Spaniards and Jews. Picasso, Miró, and Dalí. Sensuous dreamers like Modigliani, Chagall, and Soutine. Kafka and Singer and Marquez. But lately it’s disseminated as far as white-bread Montana Eagle Scouts like filmmaker David Lynch and … Read More