Sunday Funnies

From the pen of my friend and fellow writer, Paul Minton…

"When, if ever, I write a work of fiction that is acclaimed as a work of literary genius, redolent of profound thought and penetrating deep into the heart of the human condition, it will probably contain several very long sentences that will be juxtaposed with sparse, minimalist prose; it will be truly iconoclastic – in that it will defy every literary convention known to man; of course, the sole purpose of writing such a work would be to confound and baffle avant-garde, self-regarding, intellectual, literary critics to such an extent that, fearful lest they appear to be demonstrating ignorance and a lack of "with-it-ness" in regard to their peers, they would be forced [perforce] to acclaim the book’s genius; they would laud the author [myself] as possessing deep wells of insight beyond plumbing by any mere mortal; by association they would bask in presumed reflected glory; yet I, with a humble shrug of the shoulders and a gentle, admonitory finger would warn all friends and other prospective readers to avoid the fate of those self-same critics; with cries of caveat emptor I would point out that they [the critics], in thus heaping praise on my otherwise undeserving being were demonstrating yet again the truth of the old adage: those who can do; those who can’t criticise."

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About Gwendolyn McIntyre

Author, editor, businesswoman, musician, lover of jazz and horses. Chief investigator of all things that go BUMP in the night.
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One Response to Sunday Funnies

  1. bwesley10 says:

    Ah, I see you quote Paul on your LJ too.
    I am never forgetting this one.

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