Saturday, July 20, 2019

Paul Krassner is in hospice care


Paul Krassner in 2009 (Creative Commons photo)

from Mondo 2000 on Twitter: "The great Paul Krassner is in hospice and will be leaving us. He's been a great friend to Mondo and to me and to many others and one of the funniest and kindest people on earth. A cultural hero."

Krassner is a very funny writer and an influential editor, but RAW fans particularly should appreciate him.

In an introduction to "Three Articles from the Realist" in Wilson's essay collection, Coincidance, Wilson explains, "Paul Krassner's iconoclastic journal, The Realist, has published more of my writings than any other American magazine, and there was a period in the late 1950s and early 1960s when I might have given up writing entirely if Paul had not gone on publishing my work. I think everybody in the 'counterculture' owes a great debt to Paul Krassner, but I perhaps owe him more than anyone else."

Here is a Krassner piece published in Variety just a few days ago.

2 comments:

Branka Tesla said...

Paul Krassner wrote an Afterword for Robert Anton Wilson's last published book - Email to the Universe - and he made me burst with laughter when I read his last sentence "May he rest in lasagna".

Unknown said...

I very much enjoyed his Confessions.