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Revel with a cause : liberal satire in postwar America

Author: Stephen E Kercher
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation's leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce--liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Kercher
ISBN: 0226431649 9780226431642
OCLC Number: 62161142
Description: xi, 575 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bill Mauldin and the politics of postwar American satire --
"We shall meet the enemy" --
Comic revenge --
"Truth grinning in a solemn, canting world" --
Spontaneous irony --
"We hope you like us, Jack" --
"Are there any groups here I haven't offended yet?" --
"Well-aimed ridicule" --
Mocking Dr. Stangelove --
"Sophisticated daring" --
Satire that would "Gag a goat."
Responsibility: Stephen E. Kercher.
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Provides a comprehensive look at the satiric humor that flourished in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. This book reminds us that the postwar era saw varieties of comic expression  Read more...

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