Extravaganza: A Joke Book

Gordon Lish, Author
Gordon Lish, Author White Pine Press (NY) $10 (190p) ISBN 978-1-877727-05-4
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1995
``Wholly original in concept and often brilliant in execution, Extravaganza lives up to its title,'' asserted PW . A fictionalized version of the old vaudeville team Smith & Dale tells familiar, Yiddish theater-inflected burlesque routines. But early on the jokes begin to go wrong; characters spew anti-Semitic invective, stories become violent and bizarre. (June)
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