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  • 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 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...

  • Rationale of the Dirty Jokeby G. Legman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available

    "Like The Brothers Karamazov, only pronounceable, and funny!" -- Carrie Fisher more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    Grammar nerds Chris Baker and Jacob Hansen are the cofounders of The F*cking Word of the Day. 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...

  • The Linguistics of Laughterby Alan Partington

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ?laughter-talk? (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington focuses on the tactical use of laughter-talk to achieve... more...

  • Humor and the Eccentric Text in Puerto Rican Literatureby Israel Reyes

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    Reyes analyzes the works of Nemesio Canales, Luis Rafael Sanchez, Ana Lydia Vega, and Pedro Pietri to argue that their works resituate the parameters of national identity by blurring the lines between the subject and object of humor, the inside and outside of the text, and the here and there of the diasporic Puerto Rican nation. more...