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The last laugh : form and affirmation in the contemporary American comic novel / Ronald Wallace.


Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1979.
ISBN 0826202748, 9780826202741

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Barth, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Barth, John.
Comic, The.
Comique.
Hawkes, John, 1925-1998 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hawkes, John, 1925-1998.
Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism.
Humorous stories, American.
Kesey, Ken, -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kesey, Ken.
Literary form -- History -- 20th century.
Literary form.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Description 159 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes "Chapter I is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in Texas studies in literature and language ... 19, no. 1 [Spring 1977] : 1-23."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-156) and index.
Also issued online.
Contents Never mind that the nag's a pile of bones: the contemporary American comic novel and the comic tradition -- Dwarfed into dignity: John Barth's The floating opera -- The rarer action: John Hawkes's Second skin -- No harm in smiling: Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita -- What laughter can do: Ken Kesey's One flew over the cuckoo's nest -- The great American game: Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association, Incorporated, J. Henry Waugh, prop. -- No more happy endings.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4494709
(OCoLC)ocm04494709
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wallace, Ronald.
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