lenny bruce


a: Lenny Bruce ~
b: Gertrude Stein of comedians


"Bruce was the Gertrude Stein of comedians. Never popular himself-because he was too cryptic and too scatological for popular taste-he nevertheless influenced a whole generation of comics, just as Stein influenced Hemingway and that generation of writers. Her own work was a dead end (so was Bruce's), but out of that compost grew the buds of a flourishing school."

Writer: Sydney J. Harris
Date: Apr 5 2017 10:08 PM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.