Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Satire plug: Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is one of my favorite contemporary authors.

[click here for a link to the article where this photo came from, which also gives a five-day summary of Whitehead's meat diet]

Recently, he wrote a satirical piece for The New York Times that is just so spot on. Titled "Visible Man" it chronicles the life of the character "The Guy Who's Where He Is Only Because He's Black."

I have read all of Whitehead's novels (my favorite was Apex Hides the Hurt--again, in the realm of satire it's fantastic). You can also check out his blog for a sampling of his writing style, but definitely check out the New York Times piece. It's a classic.

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