Portmantomes: the sequel

Can someone write the first paragraph of “Huckleberry Finnegan’s Wake”?

Commenter Alex suggests a next step toward the development of the Portmantome as a major new literary form: someone needs to write the first paragraph of Huckleberry Finnegan’s Wake. Go to it, folks: the winner gets two free lifetime subscriptions to the RBC.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Portmantomes: the sequel”

  1. I haven't checked this blog in awhile, so I may have missed. Did anyone mention Philip Jose Farmer's published portmatomes and pastiches:
    * The Jungle Rot Kid on the Nod (if William Burroughs had written the works of Edgar Rice).
    * Winnegan's Fake (with Joycean chapter headings).
    * Venus on the Half-Shell (using as a pseudonym the name of a character from Kurt Vonnegut who supposedly wrote a novel of the same name).
    These may not fill the requirements exactly, but seem to follow the idea in spirit.

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