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  • Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Genderby Anna Foka; Jonas Liliequist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops. more...

  • Physiologie du troupierby Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire; Jules Vernier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On qualifie de Jean-Jean, en France, le jeune indigène que la loi paternelle du recrutement, appelée jadis milice, aujourd'hui conscription, a arraché, à l'âge de 20 ans, d'un atelier du faubourg, de la queue d'une charrue, d'un métier à la Jacquart, ou de tout autre ustensile de notre civilisation, pour l'incorporer dans un régiment quelconque... more...

  • Physiologie des cafés de Parisby Anonyme; Henri Désiré Porret; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : " Le temps use et l'homme abuse, et si vous demandiez, Monsieur, lequel détruit le mieux, je vous répondrais : c'est l'homme. - Architecture, poésie, religion, monarchie, etc., l'homme a tout détruit... Il est vrai qu'en revanche, il a inventé le daguéréotype, le gaz, la vapeur, la garde nationale, etc., pour correspondre et succéder à chacune... more...

  • 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...

  • Are There Lumps in Wind?by Brian Cosgrove

    Original Writing 2013; US$ 2.99

    Primarily a collection of jokes under various headings, Funny Bone makes few concessions to political correctness or excessive decorum. Laughter is by its nature subversive, and the joke can be shocking, as it happily engages with taboo subjects. But there is no need to conceal this book from your maiden aunt ? provided she has a sense of humour 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...

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99

    ?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...

  • 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...