Maude Newton has once again pulled together some winner lit-links. She begins with this Peter DeVries quote -- “You can’t talk about the serious and the comic separately and still be talking about life, any more than you can independently discuss hydrogen and oxygen and still be talking about water” -- and concludes with this Guardian interview with Marjane Satrapi.
When it comes to the bond between the serious and the comic, it couldn't get any tighter than it is in Ms. Satrapi's Persepolis, which my wife and I finally got to see this weekend. We thought it was a lovely, giggle-inducing and heartbreaking movie and give it our highest recommendation.
These are not the only excellent links Ms. Newton has discovered, so head over there "toot sweet" and check 'em out.