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The art of literary humor

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Ian Frazier
December 29, 2006
Author and former staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine, Ian Frazier, has made a career of honing in on those details that others might easily overlook. Some of his work is memoir, but much of it is actually reporting — starting with a kernel of reality but just about always including a sense of the absurd. Ian Frazier's latest collection of essays is titled "Gone to New York." He discusses the craft of writing and the art of humor in a May, 2006 performance at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre.