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Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy (Norton Critical Editions)
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy (Norton Critical Editions)
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ean: 9780393963342, isbn: 0393963349,

This Second Edition builds on its predecessor’s strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behn’s The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years. The plays are fully annotated for the modern reader and are accompanied by s...


Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
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ean: 9780813017174, isbn: 0813017173,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
"You just cover a lot of territory and you do it aggressively and you do it fairly and you don’t play favorites and you don’t take any prisoners.  It’s the old school of slash-and-burn metropolitan column writing. You just kick ass.  That’s...


The Times Diary at 50: The Antidote to the News
The Times Diary at 50: The Antidote to the News
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ean: 9780008205522, isbn: 0008205523,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
Over the past 50 years, The Times Diary has provided a daily dose of mirth, gossip, innuendo and anecdote from the pens of such writers as Ion Trewin, Michael Leapman, a brace of Corens (Alan and Giles) and Hugo Rifkind. As the custodian of the colum...


The Funny Little Woman
The Funny Little Woman
By Perfection Learning
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780812428070, isbn: 0812428072,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 49 reviews
A giggly lady from Japan chases a rolling rice dumpling and is captured by a fearsome oni. 1973 Caldecott Winner...


The Bab Ballads (Harvard paperbacks)
The Bab Ballads (Harvard paperbacks)
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mpn: 355 line illustrations, ean: 9780674058019, isbn: 0674058011,

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W. S. Gilbert, renowned author of the Savoy Operas, was also the creator of the Bab Ballads--"possibly the best comic verse--and surely the best illustrated--in the English language," according to James Ellis. Gilbert published these poems, together ...


Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South
Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South
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ean: 9780807127889, isbn: 0807127884,

Foreword by Fred Hobson and illustrations by Steven Cragg. Hal Crowther prides himself on being one of the last generalists in a professon of specialists. His eloquent essays on culture, history, politics, religion, arts, and literature have establis...


Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture
Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
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 ma...


Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England
Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England
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ean: 9780801488368, isbn: 0801488362,

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In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and sought out the laughter of ordinary women. Disputi...


Laughing: A Psychology of Humor
Laughing: A Psychology of Humor
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Surveys the various psychological theories which attempt to explain the nature of laughter, and explores the relationship between humor and a person's sense of identity...


What's Black and White and Reid All Over?: Something Hilarious Happened at the Library
What's Black and White and Reid All Over?: Something Hilarious Happened at the Library
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ean: 9780838911471, isbn: 0838911471,

Best-selling children s author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights do...


The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life
The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life
By Lexington Books
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ean: 9780739112465, isbn: 0739112465,

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Immortal Comedy is the first book to "think" philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. Although author Agnes Heller had written a book that is both deeply scholarly and meditative on the subject of the comic form in film, literature, and...


Machine-Age Comedy (Modernist Literature and Culture)
Machine-Age Comedy (Modernist Literature and Culture)
By Oxford University Press
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mpn: 39 halftones, ean: 9780195381221, isbn: 019538122X,

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In this latest addition to Oxford's Modernist Literature & Culture series, renowned modernist scholar Michael North poses fundamental questions about the relationship between modernity and comic form in film, animation, the visual arts, and literatur...


Berlin! Berlin!: Dispatches from the Weimar Republic (Kurt Tucholsky in Translation)
Berlin! Berlin!: Dispatches from the Weimar Republic (Kurt Tucholsky in Translation)
By Berlinica Publishing LLC
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mpn: colour illustrations, ean: 9781935902232, isbn: 1935902237,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews


Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams
Surveying the Literary Landscapes of Terry Tempest Williams
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
Not since Edward Abbey has one writer spoken so passionately about the desert places of the American West as has Terry Tempest Williams. In this first book of criticism to address the work of one of the West’s finest daughters, Katherine Chandler a...


Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
By Perennial
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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 nove...


Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: And Other Misheard Lyrics
By Sasquatch Books
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ean: 9781570615337, isbn: 1570615330,

In this gifty and hilarious book, the founder of AmIRight.com offers hundreds of the most offbeat musical mondegreens from his popular website. More than 130 bands will be featured, with 2/3 of entries from songs from the past 5 years. Each band entr...


Performing Marginality: Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique (Humor in Life and Letters Series)
Performing Marginality: Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique (Humor in Life and Letters Series)
By Brand: Wayne State University Press
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ean: 9780814328033, isbn: 0814328032,

How do contemporary American female comics perform onstage, and what does this performance reveal about power relations in our culture as well as the existence of a "female" and, more specifically, "feminist" genre of stand-up comedy? In this long ov...


Here Comes the Reign, Sir Guillaume!: Another collection of warped, wicked and wild stories about medieval history and life in (and around) the SCA.
Here Comes the Reign, Sir Guillaume!: Another collection of warped, wicked and wild stories about medieval history and life in (and around) the SCA.
By iUniverse, Inc.
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ean: 9780595346868, isbn: 0595346863,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
From jester to king, Guillaume sees the Current Middle Ages from every angle. In his second collection of humorous stories and insightful reflections, Guillaume looks at the lighter side of castle building, jousting on ESPN, learning Arthurian mythol...


Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole
Ignatius Rising: The Life of John Kennedy Toole
By Louisiana State Univ Pr
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
In Ignatius Rising, Rene Pol Nevils and Deborah George Hardy present the first biography of John Kennedy Toole, a work based upon scores of interviews with contemporaries of the writer and acquaintances of his mother, Thelma, as well as unpublished l...


Laughing at the Darkness: Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour (Contemporary American Literature)
Laughing at the Darkness: Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour (Contemporary American Literature)
By Humanities-Ebooks
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ean: 9781847601896, isbn: 1847601898,

Paul McDonald's book is the second in the Humanities Ebooks Contemporary American Literature Series, edited by Christopher Gair and Aliki Varvogli. Given that postmodernism has been associated with doubt, chaos, relativism and the disappearance of re...



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