Across the Associate Editorship of the Harvard Lampoon and onto the Wall above the Urinal: The Reach and Legacy of E. B. White’s "Across the Street and into the Grill"
On White’s classic New Yorker parody of Across the River and into the Trees. Curnutt speculates on the spoof’s longevity, analyzing White’s approach to humor and use of parodic techniques. Surveys a range of less successful Hemingway takeoffs by James Thurber, George Plimpton, and others. Also discusses White’s nearly forgotten 1934 parody of Hemingway’s macho public persona in “The Law of the Jungle.”