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The comic imagination in American literature.

Author: Louis D Rubin, Jr.; Voice of America (Organization)
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [1973]
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Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-
Comic imagination in American literature.
New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press [1973]
(OCoLC)575137211
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis D Rubin, Jr.; Voice of America (Organization)
ISBN: 0813507588 9780813507583
OCLC Number: 628445
Language Note: Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
Notes: Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.
Description: xii, 430 pages 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : "The great American joke" / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. --
Human comedy in early America / Louis B. Wright --
Benjamin Franklin / Lewis Leary --
The satiric mode : the early national wits / Lewis P. Simpson --
Washington Irving / Lewis Leary --
Yankee humor / Cecil D. Eby --
A comic mode of the romantic imagination : Poe, Hawthorne, Melville / Hennig Cohen --
Humor of the Old Southwest / James M. Cox --
Oliver Wendell Holmes / Lewis Leary --
The misspellers / Brom Weber --
Mark Twain : the height of humor / James M. Cox --
The minstrel mode / Blyden Jackson --
Comedy and reality in local color fiction, 1865-1900 / Arlin Turner --
Rural humor of the late nineteenth century / C. Carroll Hollis --
Henry James and the comedy of the New England conscience / George Core --
Ambrose Bierce / Jay Martin --
Humor, Chicago style / Bernard Duffey --
"If only Mencken were alive ..." / Louis D. Rubin, Jr. --
Not for the old lady in Dubuque / Gerald Weales --
Anodyne for the village virus / C. Hugh Holman --
Light Verse in America / Morris Bishop --
Cabell and Barth : our comic athletes / W.L. Godshalk --
The humor of "tobacco road: / Robert D. Jacobs --
The Harlem Renaissance / Blyden Jackson --
Faulkner's humor / Robert D. Jacob --
Eudora Welty's comic imagination / Seymour L. Gross --
Jewish humor / Allen Guttmann --
Southerners in the city : Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy / Walter Sullivan --
Black America and the mask of comedy / Richard K. Barksdale --
The mode of "black humor" / Brom Weber --
"Anti-fiction" in American humor / William Harmon --
"The barber kept on shaving" : the two perspectives of American humor / Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
Responsibility: Edited by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

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Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America.

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