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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Filthy Shakespeareby Pauline Kiernan

    Quercus 2014; US$ 4.99

    The works of William Shakespeare contain at least 400 puns on male and female genitals. Despite the richness and breathtaking scope of his sexual language, too little attention has been paid to the sheer salacious inventiveness of his indecent puns - until now. His plays and poems pulsate with puns on body parts and what they do. Filthy Shakespeare... more...

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinemaby Maik Nwosu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa?s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the direct-to-video Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, the... more...

  • American Humoristsby Willard Thorp

    University of Minnesota Press 1964; US$ 36.00

    AMERICANS, in the early days, imported much of their humor and made it over. Addison and Steele were influential; Dickens had his American imitators. Baron Munchausen's adventures were particularly popular in this country. Many of his tales disappeared into American folklore and rose again as transformed American tall tales. more...

  • Rationale of the Dirty Jokeby G. Legman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 44.99

    Why do people tell dirty jokes? And what is it about a joke's dirtiness that makes it funny? G. Legman was perhaps the foremost scholar of the dirty joke, and as legions of humor writers and comedians know, his Rationale of the Dirty Joke remains the most exhaustive and authoritative study of the subject. More than two thousand jokes... more...

  • Everything Is Wrong with Meby Jason Mulgrew

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.49

    ?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...