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  • Physiologie de la Chaumièreby Anonyme; Père Lahire; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Bien des gens s'imaginent encore que les élèves d'Hypocrate font leurs études à l'école de médecine, et que les nourrissons de Thémis sucent le lait de la jurisprudence, l'école de droit; erreur ! Il importe aux intérêts de l'histoire et de la morale de faire connaître la vérité..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions LIGARAN... more...

  • 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...

  • The Times Diary at 50: The antidote to the newsby Patrick Kidd

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 12.23

    Over the past 50 years, The Times Diary has provided a daily dose of mirth, gossip, innuendo and anecdote from the pens of such writers as Ion Trewin, Michael Leapman, a brace of Corens (Alan and Giles) and Hugo Rifkind. 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 Jane Austen Handbookby Margaret Sullivan

    Quirk Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    Long before  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , Quirk published this guide to life in Regency England to the delight of Austen fans everywhere. Newly published with a revised cover,  The Jane Austen Handbook  offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early 19th century. Readers will discover:       •  How to Indicate Interest in... more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 9.34

    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...

  • Under The Duvetby Marian Keyes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 11.27

    Under the Duvet is a laugh-out-loud collection of brilliant observations on everyday life from the bestselling author Marian Keyes 'I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me . . .' Under the Duvet is Marian Keyes' first collection of brilliant, whipsmart journalism. Bursting... more...

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

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; Not Available

    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...