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Comic relief : humor in contemporary American literature / edited by Sarah Blacher Cohen.


Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0252005767, 9780252005763

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Other Authors Cohen, Sarah Blacher.
Subjects American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature.
American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
American wit and humor.
Comic, The, in literature.
Description 339 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-336).
Also issued online.
Contents Introduction: The variety of humors / Sarah Blacher Cohen -- Toward a definition of Black humor / Max F. Schulz -- Nabokov's black (hole) humor: Lolita and Pale fire / Richard Pearce -- Berger and Barth: the comedy of decomposition / Stanley Trachtenberg -- Take-off the cosmic irony: science-fiction humor and the absurd / David Ketterer -- Detached laughter in the South / C. Hugh Holman -- Cosmic modes in Black America (a ramble through Afro-American humor) / Charles H. Nichols -- Saul Bellow's humane comedy / Allen Guttmann -- The comic anatomy of Portnoy's complaint / Sheldon Grebstein -- The Jewish literary comediennes / Sarah Blacher Cohen -- The satire and moral vision of Mary McCarthy / Wendy Martin -- Ladies in Boston Have their hats on: notes on WASP humor / George Garrett -- College humor and the modern audience / Earl Rovit -- The urban tall tale: frontier humor in a contemporary key / Sanford Pinsker -- Prolegomena to the study of fictional Dreck / Philip Stevick -- Camp, cruelty, colloquialism / Ruby Cohn -- Fresh air: humor in contemporary American poetry / John Vernon -- Contemporary American humor: a selected checklist of criticism.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4036671
(OCoLC)ocm04036671
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