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  • 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...

  • Mark Twainby Jr. Harold H. Kolb

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 99.99

    Twain is America?s best known humorous writer, yet many commentators have thought of humor as merely an attractive surface feature of Twain?s writings. Kolb shows that humor is at the center of Twain?s talent, his successes, and his limitations, and it is as a humorist that he is best understood. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 42.00

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

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?It is Johnson?s gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would?recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.? ? Washington Post Book World on Heroes ?Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough.? ? Wall Street Journal Paul Johnson, the acclaimed author... more...

  • Kafka's Hatby Patrice Martin; Chantal Bilodeau

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 12.95

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

  • More Mirth of a Nationby Michael J. Rosen

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Everything Is Wrong with Meby Jason Mulgrew

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?People who grow up like this tend to become agoraphobics, serial killers, or really funny writers. Mulgrew, I think ? hope? ? is the last of these three things. His stories of childhood made me laugh out loud.? ? Rob McElhenney, star, creator, and producer of It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ?The somewhat alarming, always interesting world inside... more...

  • Lucian and His Roman Voicesby Eleni Bozia

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how Lucian, a Syrian who wrote in Greek and who became... 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...

  • Filthy Shakespeareby Pauline Kiernan

    Quercus Publishing 2014; Not Available

    A brilliant and bawdy exploration of the riotous sexual imagery and double meanings that made Shakespeare the most popular playwright of his day. more...