Wit and humor. Satire

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Mark Twain’s Helpful Hints for Good Living: A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

Mark Twain’s Helpful Hints for Good Living

A Handbook for the Damned Human Race

Mark Twain, Lin Salamo and 2 more...

Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook—an eccentric etiquette guide for the human...

On the Real Side: A History of African American Comedy

On the Real Side

A History of African American Comedy

£20.75

This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture....

American Humor
£21.59

The paramount question answered in this absorbing collection of essays is: What's so funny about...

Necessary Madness: The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Necessary Madness

The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

£114.75

In this rich, exciting new book, Gregg Camfield explores nineteenth-century American humor from the...

Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Revel with a Cause

Liberal Satire in Postwar America

We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social...

What's So Funny?: Humor in American Culture

What's So Funny?

Humor in American Culture

Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for...

Make 'em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries: American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Make 'em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

ABC-CLIO (2015)
£82.80

This unprecedented look at the history of satire in America showcases the means by which our society...

American Humorists

AMERICANS, in the early days, imported much of their humor and made it over. Addison and Steele...

Very Serious Thing: Women’s Humor and American Culture

Very Serious Thing

Women’s Humor and American Culture

Defines why women have been blocked from participating in the mainstream of American comedy yet have...

Wit's End: Women’s Humor as Rhetorical and Performative Strategy

Wit's End

Women’s Humor as Rhetorical and Performative Strategy

In Wit’s End, Sean Zwagerman offers an original perspective on women’s use of humor as a...