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The frontier humorists : critical views

Author: M Thomas Inge
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1975.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frontier humorists.
Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books, 1975
(OCoLC)643696264
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Thomas Inge
ISBN: 0208015094 9780208015099
OCLC Number: 1339741
Description: ix, 331 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. General overviews: Tall tales of the Southwest / Franklin J. Meine --
Southern humor / John Donald Wade --
Humor of the old Southwest / Walter Blair --
2. Authors and works: Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870): Georgia scenes / Edgar Allan Poe ; Augustus Baldwin Longstreet: a Southern cultural type / John Donald Wade --
William Tappan Thompson (1812-1882): "The big bear of Arkansas," T.B. Thorpe and his masterpiece / Walter Blair --
George Washington Harris (1814-1869): The humorous works of George W. Harris / Donald Day ; Sut Lovingood / Brom Weber ; Sut Lovingood / Edmund Wilson ; The imagery of George Washington Harris / Milton Rickels --
Joseph Glover Baldwin (1815-1864): Joseph Glover Baldwin: humorist or moralist? / Eugene Current-Garcia --
Harden E. Taliaferro (1818-1875): Harden Taliaferro, folk humorist of North Carolina / James H. Penrod --
3. Folk figures: Mike Hooter -the making of a myth / John Q. Anderson --
David Crockett, the legend and the symbol / James Atkins Shackkford --
Who wrote "The harp of a thousand strings?" / George Kummer --
4. Impact on American literature: Mark Twain and the humor of the old Southwest / Pascal Covici, Jr. --
Faulkner and certain earlier Southern fiction / Carvel Collins --
William Faulkner and George Washington Harris: in the tradition of Southwestern humor / M. Thomas Inge --
Tidewater and frontier / Randall Stewart --
Suggs and Sut in modern dress: the latest chapter in Southern humor / Willard Thorp --
5. Bibliography: Humor of the old Southwest: a checklist of criticism / Charles E. Davis and Martha B. Hudson.
Responsibility: edited by M. Thomas Inge.

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