This week, The Blue Bookcase’s Literary Blog Hop asks us all if literature can be funny.
Is the Pope Catholic?
I know I’m cheating a bit here, but I’m just going to reference back to a previous post which was written a bit ahead of its time. In a post about Don Quixote which I wrote last year, I talked about how Cervante’s masterpiece is, at its essence, a medieval Dumb and Dumber replete with cartoon violence, clueless heroes, and poo jokes.
Sure sure, Don Quixote is the archetype for all subsequent novels and is one of the most examined and dissected pieces of literature in the Western canon. Don’t let all that academic mumbo-jumbo put you off. If you enjoyed the hilarious misadventures of Lloyd and Harry, you’ll find Don Quixote and Sancho Panza’s travels equally as uproarious.