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Wit and humor

  • "Ohne Spaß gibt's nichts zu lachen"by Stefanie Çetin; Sebastian Schmideler; Johan Zonneveld

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    Erich Kästner gilt als witziger Schriftsteller und Humor ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil seines Stils. Doch worin besteht der typische kästnersche Humor und welchen Zweck erfüllt er? Stefanie Çetin analysiert Manifestationen und Funktionen des Humors in Kästners Kinderliteratur. Anhand zahlreicher komischer Beispiele liefert sie ein konkretes Verständnis... more...

  • Prankstersby Kembrew McLeod

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    From Benjamin Franklin's newspaper hoax that faked the death of his rival to Abbie Hoffman’s attempt to levitate the Pentagon, pranksters, hoaxers, and con artists have caused confusion, disorder, and laughter in Western society for centuries. Profiling the most notorious mischief makers from the 1600s to the present day,  Pranksters... more...

  • Blonde Walks into a Barby Jonathan Swan

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 14.95

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  • Man Walks into a Barby Stephen Arnott; Mike Haskins

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 14.95

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  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Playtime!by Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of research.? Uncle John adds: “And it?s really fun!? And so is this e-book, which includes several classic articles from the Bathroom Reader archives along with a few all-new entries (including an inside look at the Angry Birds phenomenon). So whether you prefer a pair of dice, a deck of cards,... more...

  • Love Bitesby Ben Joel Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    A loving duo are like two peas in a pod, and Lovebites illustrates the quirks, whimsies, isms, kinks, idiosyncrasies, eccentricities, peculiarities, and funny moments of life as a couple through the medium of food. From chocolate bars, marshmallows, and cupcakes, to hot chilies, pickles, and even sushi, Ben Joel Price brings together a delightful... more...

  • Vergilby R. Alden Smith

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    Der Meister der römischen EpenPublius Vergilius Maro (70-19 v. Chr.) ist der vielleicht bedeutendste lateinische Dichter der augusteischen Zeit. Seine Aeneis erzählt den Gründungsmythos Roms und gilt daher als Nationalepos der Römer.R. Alden Smith gibt in diesem Buch eine umfassende Einführung in das literarische Schaffen und die Erzähltechnik Vergils.... more...

  • The Secret Diary of Prince George Aged 3 1/2 Monthsby J. Smith

    John Blake 2013; US$ 5.99

    Buckingham Palace, London, 2013. My mum and I seem to be on the cover of every magazine these days. She must be really pleased that I?ve made her so famous. Before I arrived, I don?t suppose many people had even heard of her. Kensington Palace, London, 2013. Dad?s a pilot who flies helicopters right up in the sky. I think that?s why he?s called Highness.... more...

  • More One Liners, Jokes and Gagsby Grant Tucker

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 11.65

    After making us laugh out loud with 5,000 Great One-Liners, Grant Tucker goes one better with this uproarious sequel! More One-Liners is another hilarious volume of the finest quips, zingers, puns and wisecracks known to humanity. From twists on the classics to modern greats, from A-grade antics to X-rated gags, from jokes you could tell your mother... more...

  • Gus the Fox: A Scrapbookby Matt Haydock; Nick Reyniers

    Short Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    Skulking beneath London's tacky veneer live a bunch of seedy creatures that thrive in the city's murk. We once knew very little about these cadgers and spongers - sometimes animal, sometimes human, occasionally both - who go about their revolting business somewhere out there. But that was before Gus - our fox on the frontline. Through his surreal,... more...