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  • God Mocksby Terry Lindvall

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    In God Mocks , Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present.  He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes,... more...

  • Housebrokenby Laurie Notaro

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 17.00 US$ 12.99


  • Southern Frontier Humorby Ed Piacentino

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 60.00

    Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive rejuvenation of scholarly interest. Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches represents the next step in this revival, providing a series of essays with... more...

  • Twain's Brandby Judith Yaross Lee

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    A study of what made Mark Twain a pioneer of American comedy today 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$ 44.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...