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  • The Elements of F*cking Styleby Chris Baker; Jacob Hansen

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks--it?s enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower... more...

  • Rationale of the Dirty Jokeby G. Legman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickensby Shelley Klein

    Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 6.99

    A fascinating collection of some of the finest examples of Dickens' wit, humor, and comedy, containing wry reflections and razor-sharp remarks on such subjects as childhood and family, women and love, politics and wealth, and many more   "Mr. Squeers's appearance was not prepossessing. He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs... more...

  • Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canonby Sam Vásquez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canon  intimately examines Caribbean writers who engage canonical Western texts and forms, while using humor to challenge Western representations of people of African descent. more...

  • Fish of the Weekby Steve Braunias

    Awa Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    A collection of New Zealand's most celebrated journalist's works, this lascivious selection of Steve Braunias's columns addresses a variety of topics, including the current state of New Zealand steak, the beauty of mangroves, the lunacy of film festivals, the attractions of small towns, the charms of Cambridge University, and the strange habits of... more...

  • Southern Frontier Humorby Ed Piacentino

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 150.00

    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. Beyond Southern Frontier Humor: Prospects and Possibilities represents the next step in this revival, providing a series... more...

  • The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texasby Sophia Dembling

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 16.99

    Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of propriety that tell us to keep out mouths shut. But here in this book we are going to talk all about it with good old Yankee outspokenness. We'll clear the air, share experiences, orient newcomers, and have some good laughs. more...

  • Humour in Anglo-Saxon Literatureby Jonathan Wilcox

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 99.00

    Essays lay the groundwork for a theory of humour in Old English literature. more...

  • Under the Duvetby Marian Keyes

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium. Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet , Marian Keyes... more...

  • Very Serious Thingby Nancy A. Walker

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 54.00

    Defines why women have been blocked from participating in the mainstream of American comedy yet have overcome hurdles to produce a humor that is sustaining and spells survival for women in society. more...