Barrels of Laughs

April 28, 2015 | 1 book mentioned

A while back, our own Mark O’Connell argued that Flann O’Brien, in The Poor Mouth, was the funniest writer who ever lived. Now, in an essay, Erin Somersin says the title should go to Mordecai Richler instead. She writes about the Canadian author’s unique sense of humor in a piece for the Ploughshares blog.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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