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Humor

  • Women and Comedyby Peter Dickinson; Anne Higgins; Paul Matthew St. Pierre; Diana Solomon; Sean Zwagerman; Regina Barreca; Jacky Bratton; Gilli Bush-Bailey; Lisa Colletta; Joanne Gilbert; Barbara Gold; Tarez Samra Graban; Shannon Hengen; Kirsty Johnston; Joanna Mansbridge; Linda A. Morris; Dolores O?Higgins; Lisa Perfetti; Kay Young

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99

    Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies. Bridging research, performance, and reception, and making bold connections across genres, periods, and fields,... more...

  • André Maurois (1885-1967)by Lionel Gossman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Respected by his peers and hugely successful internationally in his own time, André Maurois is now hardly read. Moderate and conciliatory in everything, including his literary style, he appealed to the educated reader of his time, but did those very qualities prevent him from achieving lasting distinction and impact? more...

  • The Big Book of Ironyby Jon Winokur

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.   He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an understatement, using photographs and relate-able examples from pop culture.   * "Irony in Action"... more...

  • Humour in Chinese Life and Cultureby Jessica Milner Davis; Jocelyn Chey

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 75.00

    Despite China’s widespread censorship devices, the internet now favours documentation of the ephemeral but creative humour of today’s netizens. Humour in Chinese Life and Culture covers modern and contemporary forms of humour in China’s public and private spheres, including comic films and novels, cartooning, pop songs, internet jokes,... 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...

  • Comedyby Henri Bergson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    Henri Bergson ? Laughter George Meredith ? An Essay on Comedy Introduction & Appendix on The Meanings of Comedy by Wylie Sypher      Laughter is a mystery?a mystery which defines man. Brought together in this volume are two classic studies of the nature of laughter and comedy. The great French philosopher Henri Bergson develops, in "Laughter,"... more...

  • No Jokeby Ruth R. Wisse

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention... more...

  • How to Write a New York Times Bestseller in Ten Easy Stepsby Jason Mulgrew

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 0.00

    Download, for free!, a hilarious essay by New York Times bestselling author Jason Mulgrew, plus get a sneak peek from his new book, 236 Pounds of Class Vice President , available February 12, 2013. For a few "glorious" weeks, Jason Mulgrew's first book, Everything Is Wrong with Me , appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, before dropping... more...

  • Twain's Brandby Judith Yaross Lee

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50

    Samuel L. Clemens lost the 1882 lawsuit declaring his exclusive right to use "Mark Twain" as a commercial trademark, but he succeeded in the marketplace, where synergy among his comic journalism, live performances, authorship, and entrepreneurship made "Mark Twain" the premier national and international brand of American humor in his day. And so... more...

  • Humor in the Caribbean Literary Canonby Sam Vásquez

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...