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Stop me if you've heard this : a history and philosophy of jokes

Author: Jim Holt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Stop Me If You've Heard This is the first book to trace the evolution of the joke all the way from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of today. Cropping up en route are such unforgettable figures as Poggio, a Renaissance papal secretary and sexual adventurer who set up a joke factory in the Vatican, and Gershon Legman, the FBI-hounded psychoanalyst of dirty jokes who invented the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Holt
ISBN: 9780393066739 0393066738
OCLC Number: 181139422
Description: xv, 141 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: History --
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Responsibility: Jim Holt.
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In the fine tradition of "On Bullshit" comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium that traces the evolution of the joke, from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of  Read more...

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