August 31, 2015

Ross, Pynchon, Vonnegut (Part Two)

By Cody Walker

In Kurt Vonnegut’s Paris Review interview, he calls his books “mosaics of jokes.” (The PR interview, published in 1977, is itself a kind of mosaic; it draws from four different […]

August 30, 2015

Ross, Pynchon, Vonnegut (Part One)

By Cody Walker

Yesterday, at the end of my discussion of Fran Ross’s Oreo, I promised to do something that I’ll have to do anyway in a couple of months: compare Ross to Thomas […]

August 29, 2015

Fran Ross, Like a Boss

By Cody Walker

In her foreword to the first reissue of Fran Ross’s Oreo, Harryette Mullen writes, “With its mix of vernacular dialects, bilingual and ethnic humor, inside jokes, neologisms, verbal quirks, and […]