"[T]hroughout the book Olson manages to provide odd insights into odd writers, making cases for their significance. Are they cases likely to be listened to by those asking "What is great?" and "What is just?" Probably not, but Olson is ultimately not trying to make comic writing less minor. Rather, he wants us to be aware of the possible value of this minor literature, to accept it in its own terms, and finally to see those terms in their real potential."Olson, Kirby is the author of 'Comedy After Postmodernism Rereading Comedy from Edward Lear to Charles Willeford' with ISBN 9780896724402 and ISBN 0896724409.