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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laughing Fit to Killby Glenda Carpio; Albert J. Grudzinskas; John M. Bradford; Daniel J. Brodsky; Paul Appelbaum

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 13.99

    Introduction. 1. "Laffin fit ter kill:" Black Humor in the Fiction of William Wells Brown and Charles W. Chesnutt. 2. The Conjurer Recoils: Slavery in Richard Pryor and Chappelle's Show. 3. Conjuring the Mysteries of Slavery: Voodoo, Fetishism, and Stereotype in Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada. 4. "A Comedy of the Grotesque":... more...