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About the Author
"Russell Edson is the great comic poet of America. He give us hilarity of events and of people that has turned conventional truths on their respective heads to be seen in new brilliant forms. He is the master of the inappropriate and it is all done magically."
-- David Ignatow
"... one of those originals who appear out of the lonesomeness of a vast, thronged country to create a peculiar and defined world ... a world seen as through the wrong end of a spyglass, minuscule but singularly clear."
-- Denise Levertov
"What makes reading [Edson] a lasting a worthwhile pleasure is the eccentricity of his vision, his freedom in intermingling objective and subjective realities, his grotesque view of our civilization (or, perhaps, better but, his view of our grotesque civilization), and his wonderful sense of humor."
-- Ira Sadoff, Seneca Review