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The comic imagination in American literature. Edited by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

; Voice of America (Organization)
New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [1973] .
ISBN 0813507588

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Other Authors Voice of America (Organization)
Subjects American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
American wit and humor.
Humor.
Literatur.
USA.
Description xii, 430 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
Summary Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
Contents Introduction : "The great American joke" / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- Human comedy in early America / Louis B. Wright -- Benjamin Franklin / Lewis Leary -- The satiric mode : the early national wits / Lewis P. Simpson -- Washington Irving / Lewis Leary -- Yankee humor / Cecil D. Eby -- A comic mode of the romantic imagination : Poe, Hawthorne, Melville / Hennig Cohen -- Humor of the Old Southwest / James M. Cox -- Oliver Wendell Holmes / Lewis Leary -- The misspellers / Brom Weber -- Mark Twain : the height of humor / James M. Cox -- The minstrel mode / Blyden Jackson -- Comedy and reality in local color fiction, 1865-1900 / Arlin Turner -- Rural humor of the late nineteenth century / C. Carroll Hollis -- Henry James and the comedy of the New England conscience / George Core -- Ambrose Bierce / Jay Martin -- Humor, Chicago style / Bernard Duffey -- "If only Mencken were alive ..." / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. -- Not for the old lady in Dubuque / Gerald Weales -- Anodyne for the village virus / C. Hugh Holman -- Light Verse in America / Morris Bishop -- Cabell and Barth : our comic athletes / W.L. Godshalk -- The humor of "tobacco road: / Robert D. Jacobs -- The Harlem Renaissance / Blyden Jackson -- Faulkner's humor / Robert D. Jacob -- Eudora Welty's comic imagination / Seymour L. Gross -- Jewish humor / Allen Guttmann -- Southerners in the city : Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy / Walter Sullivan -- Black America and the mask of comedy / Richard K. Barksdale -- The mode of "black humor" / Brom Weber -- "Anti-fiction" in American humor / William Harmon -- "The barber kept on shaving" : the two perspectives of American humor / Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)628445
(OCoLC)ocm00628445
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rubin, Louis D., Jr. 1923-2013.
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