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America's humor : from Poor Richard to Doonesbury / Walter Blair, Hamlin Hill.

; Hill, Hamlin Lewis, 1931-2002, author
New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
ISBN 9780195023268, 0195023269

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Other Authors Hill, Hamlin Lewis, 1931-2002,
Subjects American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
American wit and humor.
Humor (grappigheden)
Description xvi, 559 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-546) and index.
Contents Part I: Starters -- No end of Jokes: the lies of the land, evolving jokes, folk journalism, favorite incongruities -- "A harmonious human multitude": Franklin: muddied giant, teachers, varied masks, Franklin's monsters--and some offspring -- Cast typing: John Wesley Jarvis, storyteller, Mike Fink, David versus Davy, Davy versus Captain Fear of Hell's Gulch, Davy II, Davy III, and Mose -- Part II: The golden age of American humor -- A national phenomenon: oppositions, Ichabod and Rip -- The reputables: "to laugh newenglandly", the Yankee and the major -- Subversives: the profile of a prude, a gallery of rogues -- Two masterpieces: "The big bear of Arkansas", Sut Lovingood and the end of the world -- Tall tales go west: The last frontier -- Derby, alter egos: Phoenix and Squibob, Jim Bridger and William Wright -- Part III: "And the war came" -- Changes in jokelore: Twilight of the comic demigods, The local colorists -- Phunny phellows: Charles Farrar Browne/ Artemus Ward, Shaw, Locke, and Smith -- Part IV: Mark Twain -- Mark Twain's chestnuts: "The jokes that never die", Eiron and Alazon, "The art which the teller puts into the telling", Mark Twain's other masterpiece -- Mark Twain pioneers: Eirons in the fire, nightmares and silences -- Part V: Into the twentieth century -- The turn of the century, 1895-1905: Another transitional period, Some urban humorists -- Between the wars: Mass production comic demigod, The lunatic fringe: colyumnists and Algonquin wits, The New Yorker, Benchley and Perelman, White and Thurber, "The secret life of Walter Mitty" -- Modern humor: humor in fiction, the great American novel, up from the underground, cinema, cartoon, and stand-up comic.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm03167838
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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