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  • A Decade of Dark Humorby Ted Gournelos; Viveca Greene

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00

    A Decade of Dark Humor analyzes ways in which popular and visual culture used humor-in a variety of forms-to confront the attacks of September 11, 2001 and, more specifically, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from four countries to discuss the impact of humor and irony on both media discourse and tangible political... more...

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    ?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...

  • 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 and... more...

  • Marriage, Gender, and Desire in Early Enlightenment German Comedyby Edward T. Potter

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 80.00

    Reveals eighteenth-century German comedies' inherent resistance -- through their depiction of alternative gender roles and sexual behavior -- to the emerging discourse of the sentimental marriage. more...

  • Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canonby Sam Vásquez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Curious Invitationby Suzette Field

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in and out of love, or even get... more...

  • The Novel Life of PG Wodehouseby Roderick Easdale

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Was PG Wodehouse really a traitor, a naive simpleton dominated by his wife and out of touch with the world around him? This book challenges many of the accepted wisdoms about PG Wodehouse and his work and skilfully entwines details of Wodehouse's life with an analysis of his work to show that, contrary to popular belief, many of the scenarios,... more...

  • Ihr könnt ja nichts dafür!by Peter Ensikat

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 11.44

    Jahrzehntelang haben allwissende Westdeutsche ihren Landsleuten aus dem Osten mit mehr oder weniger Nachsicht das Leben in der Diktatur erklärt. Jetzt lässt der Satiriker Peter Ensikat endlich auch den Wessis Gerechtigkeit widerfahren und veranschaulicht ihnen ihr Leben in der Demokratie. Nach 60 Jahren Bundesrepublik findet sich vieles, wofür man... more...