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  • Men and Catsby Marie-Eva Gatuingt

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 8.51

    Based on the chic French Tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, created by Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud Men & Cats presents an original collection of fifty pairs of sexy men and adorable cats. Each clever match-up shows a heartthrob posing alongside a cat in a similar pose or with a similar expression. Not sure if you want to look at sexy... more...

  • God Mocksby Terry Lindvall

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 29.75

    In God Mocks , Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present.  He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes,... more...

  • Physiologie de la Presseby Anonyme; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : " Inflexible comme le destin, il enregistre avec le même sang-froid les actes de tous les gouvernements qui se sont succédé depuis quarante ans. Le Moniteur n'est pas un journal de discussion, c'est un poteau sur lequel les ministres placardent les actes officiels..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions... 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$ 7.99

    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...

  • Laughing Fit to Killby Glenda Carpio

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    Reassessing the meaning of "black humor," and "dark satire," Glenda Carpio traces a tradition in which black American humorists innovated sharp-edged, occasionally gruesome, and sometimes obscene modes of surrealist humor, to represent the brutality of chattel slavery and its legacy in contemporary culture. 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...

  • The Comic Genius of Clémont Marotby Honor J. Aldred

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    In this work, theories of comedy are used to examine the techniques and processes in Marot’s poetry. It begins by considering his use of humor in its historical context, his story-telling skills, and his skill in manipulating language for humor, especially in puns, quotation and allusion. The full extent of the inspiration Marot draws from François... more...