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Essays on American humor : Blair through the ages

Author: Walter Blair; Hamlin Lewis Hill
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993.
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Walter Blair, this book claims, almost single-handedly, gave the study of American humour significance in the academic world by categorizing the writings of American humorits literary into different  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blair, Walter, 1900-
Essays on American humor.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)645756464
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Blair; Hamlin Lewis Hill
ISBN: 0299136205 9780299136208 0299136248 9780299136246
OCLC Number: 26809788
Description: vii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The big picture: Traditions in Southern humor ; The popularity of nineteenth-century American humorists ; "A man's voice, speaking" : a continuum in American humor --
pt. 2. Essays on American humor: A German connection : Raspe's Baron Munchausen ; Introduction to Davy Crockett at two hundred : new perspectives on the man and the myth ; Mike Fink in legend and story ; The technique of "The big bear of Arkansas" ; Harris' best : "Bill Ainsworth's quarter race" ; Introduction to The sweet singer of Michigan : the collected poems of Julia A. Moore ; Laughter in wartime America ; E.B. White : introduction to One man's meat ; The funny fondled fairytale frog --
pt. 3. Essays on Mark Twain: Mark Twain, New York correspondent ; On the structure of Tom Sawyer ; Mark Twain's other masterpiece : "Jim Baker's blue-jay yarn ; The French Revolution and Huckleberry Finn ; When was Huckleberry Finn written? ; Was Huckleberry Finn written? ; Mark Twain's high and delicate art : introduction to Selected shorter writings of Mark Twain ; Mark Twain and the mind's ear --
pt. 4. Practice what you teach : a short story: The ugliest man in the world.
Responsibility: Walter Blair ; selected and edited by Hamlin Hill.
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