The American humorist: conscience of the twentieth century.


Ames : Iowa State University Press [1964] .

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Other Title Conscience of the twentieth century.
Subjects American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
American wit and humor.
Humour américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Description 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 363-391).
Also issued online.
Contents Part I: Genteel humor and some history -- Humor in the nineties -- The decline of the common man -- John Kendrick Bangs, university wit -- Part II: Crackerbarrel survivals -- George Ade, student of "success" -- Mr. Dooley of Archey Road -- Kin Hubbard of Brown County, Indiana -- The crackerbarrel sage in the west and south: Will Rogers and Irvin S. Cobb -- Part III: "Sophisticated" skeptics -- Innocence and change, 1910-1920 -- The two masks of H.L. Mencken -- The isolated man of Ring Lardner -- The many masks of Don marquis -- Part V: Creators of the little man -- The "genial middle ground" -- Life with Clarence Day, Jr. -- Robert Benchley's normal bumbler -- Dorothy Parker's idle men and women -- James Thurber's little man and liberal citizen -- E.B. White, "farmer/other" -- Will Cuppy: the wise fool as pedant -- The sane psychoses of S.J. Peleman. Some questions.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)252705
(OCoLC)ocm00252705
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Yates, Norris Wilson.
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