Wise-Cracking and Wit

There’s a helluva distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words. …Dorothy Parker, in The Art of Fiction No. 13 from The Paris Review, which very well might be the funniest thing I’ve read...

Pan-fried Hemingway

The beer was very cold and wonderful to drink. … After the first heavy draft of beer I drank and ate very slowly. …from big Papi, A Moveable Feast. Pretty much sums everything up, don’t it? Really, though. I mean…that’s it. Don’t act like...