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  • See John Runby Kevin Josli

    Headline 2010; US$ 8.99

    For the last four years, 8 million listeners to BBC Radio 2's Wake Up To Wogan have been beguiled and bewitched by the naughty but nice adventures of John and his wife Janet. In the style of children's stories of yesteryear, John gets up to all sorts. Then he tells Janet all about his day, by which time every perfectly innocent big end, back passage... more...

  • The Wisdom of Oscar Wildeby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

    A comprehensive selection of his quips, aphorisms, and wit One of the most well known personalities of his day, Oscar Wilde charmed and beguiled readers and audiences with his eloquent and biting observations, his smart quips, and the witticisms peppering his own speech and the speech of his characters. The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde collects both... more...

  • Cheeky Fictionsby Susanne Reichl; Mark Stein

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 91.00

    Humour is a key feature, laughter a central element, disrespect a vital textual strategy of postcolonial transcultural practice. Devices such as irony, parody, and subversion, can be subsumed under an interventionist stance and have accordingly received some critical attention. But literary and cultural postcolonial criticism has been marked by a restraint... more...

  • 42: Douglas Adams' Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everythingby Peter Gill

    Beautiful Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    The perfect smartly funny companion read to the Hitchiker's Guide: In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the answer to the question What is the meaning of Life? was the number 42. Why that number? Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It... more...

  • Sense and Nonsensibilityby Lawrence Douglas; Alexander George

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • Sense and Nonsensibilityby Lawrence Douglas; Alexander George

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • Life, End ofby Christine Brooke-Rose

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 21.80

    She is eighty. Facing death, she considers her experiments with narrative, and with the narrative of her life. What is the purpose of the narrative she is creating here, and what the purpose of the life that lives it in the writing? At the centre of Life, End of, in a mock-technical lecture from the Character to the Author, she comes to accept that... more...

  • After Aesopby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 37.99

    This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience. more...

  • Little House of Oxymoronsby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 24.99

    This volume features well over 200 fresh and original oxymorons with commentaries-all with a satirical twist. As a satire, Little House of Oxymorons complements Steven Carter's The New Devil's Dictionary, a two-volume 'sequel' to Ambrose Bierce's notorious The Devil's Dictionary of a century ago. more...

  • The Big Book of Ironyby Jon Winokur

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.   He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an understatement, using photographs and relate-able examples from pop culture.   * "Irony in Action"... more...