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Encyclopedia of 20th-century American humor

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen; Don Lee Fred Nilsen
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 2000.
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"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Nilsen, Alleen Pace.
Encyclopedia of 20th-century American humor.
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 2000
(OCoLC)891923632
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alleen Pace Nilsen; Don Lee Fred Nilsen
ISBN: 1573562181 9781573562188
OCLC Number: 42428654
Description: ix, 360 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Humor Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of twentieth century American humor
Responsibility: Alleen Pace Nilsen and Don L.F. Nilsen.

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This title gives an overview of humour and comedy in American society. With over 100 entries describing types of humour and covering topics such as bloopers, it also discusses legal issues related to  Read more...

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