It's time for the Literary Blog Hop hosted by The Blue Bookcase. Hop on over to see the suggestions for participation. If you enjoy literary works (defined as texts with aesthetic merit) join us for the hop.
This week's question is from Gilion from Rose City Reader:
Can literature be funny? What is your favorite humorous literary work?
My answer: Yes, of course, literature can be funny. Satire is often funny, although it helps to be familiar with the object being mocked. I am very fond of witty repartee. And I like clever use of language. Not puns, exactly, but people being silly with words.
Many literary books have amusing scenes even though I wouldn't call the books themselves funny. I guess the first favorite humorous literary work that comes to mind is Ella Minnow Pea. Others will probably come to me as I reflect on the question, but Ella Minnow Pea was light-hearted and fun. It combined satire and clever word play. And it was an epistolary novel filled with witty exchanges.
I'll enjoy this hop as I look for other entertaining books to read!