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  • On the Comic and Laughterby Vladimir Propp; Jean-Patrick Debbèche; Paul J. Perron

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; Not Available

    The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner. more...

  • Dear Fahrenheit 451by Annie Spence

    Flatiron Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the ones that patrons no longer check out, and they put back... more...

  • On the Comic and Laughterby Vladimir Propp; Jean-Patrick Debbèche; Paul J. Perron

    University of Toronto Press 2009; US$ 58.00

    The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner. more...

  • 2007-Elevenby Frank Cammuso; Hart Seely

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00

    From the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Slate stagger Frank Cammuso and Hart Seely, restoring a cheerful sanity to our deranged lives and times. Every now and then, funny writing somehow manages to retain full possession of literary quality. Please see Twain, Heller, Benchley, Parker, Frazier, Geng. And now please see Cammuso and... more...

  • Calvinist Humor in American Literatureby Michael Dunne

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Though the phrase "Calvinist humor" may seem to be an oxymoron, Michael Dunne, in highly original and unfailingly interesting readings of major American fiction writers, uncovers and traces two recurrent strands of Calvinist humor descending from Puritan times far into the twentieth century. Calvinist doctrine views mankind as fallen, apt to engage... more...

  • British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789–1832by Gary Dyer

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    Survey of satirical poems and prose narratives of the Romantic period, with bibliographical details. more...

  • After Aesopby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • How to Write a New York Times Bestseller in Ten Easy Stepsby Jason Mulgrew

    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...

  • Little House of Oxymoronsby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Kafka's Hatby Patrice Martin; Chantal Bilodeau

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 12.99

    Three stories fit together like nesting dolls in this intelligent and funny novel. more...