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Roy Blount's book of Southern humor

Author: Roy Blount, Jr.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A treasury of contemporary Southern humor includes more than 150 stories, sketches, essays, poems, memoirs, and song lyrics from William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Zora Neal Hurston, Dave Barry, and other contributors.
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Genre/Form: Wit and Humor
humor
Humor
Humour
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Blount, Jr.
ISBN: 0393036952 9780393036954
OCLC Number: 30436930
Description: 668 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1: My people, my people (how's your Mama 'n' them?) --
"Nobody loves me but my mother" / B.B. King --
"Mama's memoirs" / Bailey White --
"I blame it all on Mamma" / Joseph Mitchell --
Making the honky-tonks with Mama / Louis Armstrong --
"I get born" / Zora Neale Hurston --
from Raney / Clyde Edgerton --
from No time for sergeants / Mac Hyman --
According to Bubba / Dan Jenkins --
"Papa was a Democrat" / Ted Poston --
"A late encounter with the enemy" / Flannery O'Connor --
from The redneck bride / John Fergus Ryan --
Dying properly / Lisa Alther --
from Confessions of a failed southern lady / Florence King --
"The fortunate spill" / Marilyn Nelson Waniek --
"Levitation with baby" / Marilyn Nelson Waniek --
Fighting for folks / Nikki Giovanni --
from A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole --
from Baby doll / Tennessee Williams --
Mary Grace's reception / Nancy Lemann --
"The beard" / Fred Chappell --
Modern Baptist bible study / James Wilcox --
"Typical" / Padgett Powell --
"More Carters" / Roy Blount, Jr. --
pt. 2: Here be dragons, or how come these butterbeans have an alligator taste? --
"A coon huntin' story" / Jerry Clower --
"The fish and the Edsel" / Jerry Clower --
"Newgene and the lion" / Jerry Clower --
"Rat killin' " / Jerry Clower --
"Rats in the corn crib" / Jerry Clower --
"Alligators" / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings --
"A chicken story" / Ray Washington --
"He is my horse" / Anonymous --
"False alarm" / Dave Barry --
Animal deals / Ray Lum as told to William Ferris --
"Simon Slick's mule" / Anonymous --
"Brother rabbit conquers brother lion" / Joel Chandler Harris --
" 'Heyo, house!' " / Joel Chandler Harris --
"Aunt Tempy's story" / Joel Chandler Harris --
"Why the 'possum's tail is bony" / A Biloxi Indian as told to James Owen Dorsey --
"Toot and teat" / Bailey White --
"Turkeys" / Bailey White --
"The king of the birds" / Flannery O'Connor --
"Song to oysters" / Roy Blount, Jr. --
from Keeper of the moon / Tim McLaurin --
"Parson John Bullen's lizards" / George Washington Harris --
"A day with the vet" / Gregory Jaynes --
"Kudzu east and west and south" / Frank Gannon --
"A sensible varmint" / Davy Crockett --
pt. 3: Lying, and other arts of communication --
"Georgia theatrics" / A.B. Longstreet --
Forth Worth golf (from Dead solid perfect) / Dan Jenkins --
"Country golf" / Garrison Keillor --
A Dickey story / George Garrett --
"The ordeal of Lonnie Register" / William Price Fox --
"Coley Moke" / William Price Fox --
from Mules and men / Zora Neale Hurston --
from Shuckin' and jivin' / Various black Virginians as told to Daryl Cumber Dance --
Dozens / Richard Wright --
"New dirty dozen" / Memphis Minnie --
"A night at the ugly man's" / Johnson J. Hooper --
from You all spoken here / Roy Wilder, Jr. --
"Wrong number" / Roberto G. Fernandez --
"X-ing a paragrab" / Edgar Allan Poe --
"The ransom of Red Chief" / O. Henry --
"Poetic gems" / John Shelton Reed --
"In memorial" / J. Gordon Coogler --
from Car / Harry Crews --
"Between the lines" / Lee Smith --
"I don't eat dirt personally" / Roy Blount, Jr. --
Gertrude / Randall Jarrell --
Head to head with the champ / Hunter S. Thompson --
Willie didn't want a lot of confusion backstage / Larry L. King --
A position on whisky / Noah S. Sweat --
Letters from Hollywood / Nunnally Johnson --
"Petrified man" / Eudora Welty --
"Keela, the outcast Indian maiden" / Eudora Welty --
"Nineteen fifty-five" / Alice Walker --
"The king of jazz" / Donald Barthelme --
A Jerry Lee session / Nick Tosches --
Womp bomp a-loo momp / Richard Penniman and Bumps Blackwell --
Alabama dimensions / Tom Wolfe --
"Diddie wa diddie" / Blind Blake --
pt. 4: Black and white, and other political stripes --
"Look at that gal. . ." / Julian Bond --
Bookie odds favored the Union / Ishmael Reed --
Relating to Skillet and Fode / William Alexander Percy --
"Slim in Atlanta" / Sterling A. Brown --
"Slim hears 'the call' " / Sterling A. Brown --
"Sporting Beasley" / Sterling A. Brown --
"The vertical Negro plan" / Harry Golden --
The rise of Lester Maddox / Marshall Frady --
"Mrs. James" / Alice Childress --
"The pocketbook game" / Alice Childress --
"Tuskegee airfield" / Marilyn Nelson Waniek --
"Women's locker room" / Marilyn Nelson Waniek --
"Dave's neckliss" / Charles W. Chesnutt --
"Bill Arp addresses Artemus Ward" / Charles Henry Smith --
"Earl Long's finest moment" / A.J. Liebling --
Rogue truth / Billy Bowles and Remer Tyson --
"Johnson" / Russell Baker --
"Tough as bob war and other stuff" / Molly Ivins --
"Hair dupe" / Molly Ivins --
"Cracker-barrel reveries on the tune 'pax America' " / Jonathan Williams --
"Uncle Iv surveys his domain from his rocker of a Sunday afternoon as Aunt Dory starts to chop the kindling" / Jonathan Williams --
"The spoon story" / Dave Gardner --
"Chicken every Sunday" / Dave Gardner --
"The Rolls-Royce story" / Dave Gardner --
"Observations on American Indians" / Dave Gardner --
pt. 5: Home on the road --
"Georgia on a fast train" / Billy Joe Shaver --
On an empty stomach / Louis Armstrong --
from Norwood / Charles Portis --
"Uncle Willy" / William Faulkner --
"A guest's impression of New England" / William Faulkner --
"The Hoosier and the salt pile" / William Tappan Thompson --
from Vibration cooking / Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor --
The Neshoba county fair / Jill Conner Browne --
from Eating in two or three languages / Irvin S. Cobb --
Raftmen's passage / Mark Twain --
"The private history of a campaign that failed" / Mark Twain --
"Taming the bicycle" / Mark Twain --
"If I had a boat" / Lyle Lovett --
"Confused motorist" / Justin Wilson --
"Sizing him up" / Justin Wilson --
"Georgia dust" / John Oliver Killens --
"Old Dry Frye" / Richard Chase --
"Lamar fountain is free" / Gregory Jaynes --
"One last cheer for Punk Kinkaid" / James Seay --
Hustling here and there / Jelly Roll Morton as told to Alan Lomax --
Meeting Hemingway / Katherine Anne Porter --
"First Carolina said-song" / A.R. Ammons --
"Second Carolina said-song" / A.R. Ammons --
pt. 6: Mind and heart and soul --
"Precious memories" / John Shelton Reed --
"The ballad of Charles Whitman" / Kinky Friedman --
"Knowing he was not my kind yet I followed" / Barry Hannah --
"T for Texas (blue yodel no. 1)" / Jimmie Rodgers --
"Jackson" / Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Lieber --
"Empty bed blues" / Bessie Smith --
"My old man and the grass widow" / Erskine Caldwell --
"Dang me" / Roger Miller --
"Saint Roxie" / Ferrol Sams --
"A little full" / Ferrol Sams --
"Grass turned out green" / Marilyn Nelson Waniek --
"Love" / Zora Neale Hurston --
"Jambalaya (on the bayou)" / Hank Williams --
"Sister's comin' home/down at the corner beer joint" / Willie Nelson --
from Hairdo / Sarah Gilbert --
"The hills of Zion" / H.L. Mencken --
"Last laugh" / Robert Penn Warren --
from Praying for sheetrock / Melissa Fay Greene --
"Spanish pipedream" / John Prine --
"Judgment in the sky" / Jerry Clower.
Responsibility: edited by Roy Blount, Jr.

Abstract:

A treasury of contemporary Southern humor includes more than 150 stories, sketches, essays, poems, memoirs, and song lyrics from William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Zora Neal Hurston, Dave Barry, and other contributors.

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