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- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 6.99
A fascinating collection of some of the finest examples of Dickens' wit, humor, and comedy, containing wry reflections and razor-sharp remarks on such subjects as childhood and family, women and love, politics and wealth, and many more "Mr. Squeers's appearance was not prepossessing. He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 99.00
Although the question of humour in the surviving corpus of Old English literature has rarely been discussed, the potential for analyzing this literature in terms of its humor is in fact considerable. In the essays especially commissioned for this volume, the first book-length treatment of Anglo-Saxon humor, eight of the foremost scholars in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium. Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet , Marian Keyes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ?laughter-talk? (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington focuses on the tactical use of laughter-talk to achieve... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99
Introduction. 1. "Laffin fit ter kill:" Black Humor in the Fiction of William Wells Brown and Charles W. Chesnutt. 2. The Conjurer Recoils: Slavery in Richard Pryor and Chappelle's Show. 3. Conjuring the Mysteries of Slavery: Voodoo, Fetishism, and Stereotype in Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada. 4. "A Comedy of the Grotesque":... more...
- UPF 2001; US$ 44.95
Reyes analyzes the works of Nemesio Canales, Luis Rafael Sanchez, Ana Lydia Vega, and Pedro Pietri to argue that their works resituate the parameters of national identity by blurring the lines between the subject and object of humor, the inside and outside of the text, and the here and there of the diasporic Puerto Rican nation. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 18.99
After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular pieces in Word Wizard . In this career-capping anthology the reader will find essays that enlighten, inspire, and tickle the funny bone.... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 6.99
An absorbing collection of Jane Austen's sharpest, most profound, and most amusing observations "A lady without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world." ? Persuasion Featuring wry insights on human nature, money, marriage, life, and society, these inimitable quotes are taken directly from Jane Austen's novels... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95
In this work, theories of comedy are used to examine the techniques and processes in Marots poetry. It begins by considering his use of humor in its historical context, his story-telling skills, and his skill in manipulating language for humor, especially in puns, quotation and allusion. The full extent of the inspiration Marot draws from François... more...