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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99
Series Editors' Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Part I. 1. Camera Men. 2. Mickey's Mechanical Man. 3. Goldberg Variations. Part II. 4. Wyndham Lewis, Soldier of Humor. 5. Beckett's Machinations. 6. A More than Infinite Jest. Conclusion more...
- Parallax Press 2009; US$ 9.99
An exceptionally original riff on Alice in Wonderland, Daniel Silberberg?s Wonderland uses Lewis Carroll?s classic story as a jumping-off point to convey the Zen concept of ?One Mind?. Using a lively mix of tone, quotation, and levels of discourse, he references everything from Timeless Spring and the Diamond Sutra to Kill Bill and ketchup,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95
What is comedy? Andrew Stott tackles this question through an investigation of comic forms, theories and techniques, tracing the historical definitions of comedy from Aristotle to Chris Morris's Brass Eye via Wilde and Hancock. Rather than attempting to produce a totalising definition of 'the comic', this volume focuses on the significance of comic... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 0.00
Download, for free!, a hilarious essay by New York Times bestselling author Jason Mulgrew, plus get a sneak peek from his new book, 236 Pounds of Class Vice President , available February 12, 2013. For a few "glorious" weeks, Jason Mulgrew's first book, Everything Is Wrong with Me , appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, before dropping... more...
- Touchstone 2007; US$ 14.95
Two widely published humor columnists and "bad boys" of academia take their wit and wisdom to dazzling new lows in this irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture. At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. Sense and Nonsensibility pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
The book provides a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
Read Sarah Schmelling's posts on the Penguin Blog. When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed on McSweeney?s , it launched the next big humor trend?Facebook lit. In this world, the king ?pokes? the queen, Hamlet becomes a fan of daggers, and Ophelia renounces her interest in moody princes. Now, what... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95
Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor develops an inclusive theory that integrates psychological, aesthetic, and ethical issues relating to humor Offers an enlightening and accessible foray into the serious business of humor Reveals how standard theories of humor fail to explain its true nature and actually support traditional prejudices... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
More seriously funny writing from American's most trusted humor anthology Witty, wise, and just plain wonderful, the inaugural volume of this biennial, Mirth of a Nation, ensured a place for the best contemporary humor writing in the country. And with this second treasury, Michael J. Rosen has once again assembled a triumphant salute to one of... more...