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Was This Man a Genius? by Julie Hecht
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Jun 20, 08

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Read in June, 2008

um, i'm getting kinda obsessed over this dude...
andy sings a song

hecht takes the long way around to her subject, which is appreciated. there's something indigestible about andy kaufman--not in a bad way--just there's only what's there... there's nothing to get!

a sweet absurdist slash prankster who stated he hated having his work analyzed and who dreamed up a character, his id incarnate, a sleezeball lounge singer--and then somehow let the guy go on to have a life of his own...

hecht's refusal to be anything other than herself against kaufman's protean swirl is great contrast and fun.

PS... in case you get thrown cuz it starts kinda seemingly uneventful--read it until the end.

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