10 best comic works in literature
A list of the top 10 comic works – books you don't want to miss.
8. "The Ponder Heart," by Eudora Welty (1954)
This comic narration by Miss Edna Earle Ponder, the manager of a hotel in a little town in Mississippi, is brimming with clever Southern expressions and colorful images. Concentrating on the story of her uncle, the nutty and unrestrained Daniel Ponder, whose ill-matched marriages caused him innumerable complications, Edna tells the story of her family's marvelously idiosyncratic history.