American humor a study of the national character. by Constance Rourke

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Her most famous work remains American Humor: A Study of the National Character, recognized as a classic from its publication in Rourke devoted her later life to “living research,” exploring regional culture, from Shaker furniture to African-American song, and Western folk tales.

She died inafter falling on an icy by: American Humor, Constance Rourke's pioneering "study of the national character," singles out the archetypal figures of the Yankee peddler, American humor book backwoodsman, and the blackface minstrel to illuminate the fundamental role of popular culture in Stepping out of the darkness, the American emerges upon the stage of history as a new character, as puzzling to himself as to others/5.

YA-- A collection of humor taken from a variety of sources. National Lampoon, Mad magazine, and the New Yorker are represented, as are episode-length scripts from situation comedies such as Taxi and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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It digs deeper and is a bit weirder, and weirdness is a big part of. The author of six books, he is the first-ever winner of the National Press Club’s humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

He has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (The Wall Street Journal), and “America’s satire king” (The Daily Beast). From the dark and dry to the witty and wry, from the fictive to the factual, from travel logs to comedic blogs, this extensive collection of humor both classic and new includes something for everyone.

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Cartoons, short stories, movie strips, oneliners--humor from all genres fill this overstuffed book. Organized by subject, these hilarious entries feature a veritable who's who of American humor with selections from American humor book such as Woody Allen, Garrison Keillor, Nora Ephron and more/5.

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A panel of national judges selects three finalists from eight or nine semi-finalists. One leading analysis of American humor, the book American Humor: A Study of the National Character by Constance Rourke, identified the character of the " Yankee " as that first American comic figure, the first widely accepted American character that the nation could find funny, make fun of and even export for the amusement of the world – a gangly traveler who.

Stepping out of the darkness, the American emerges upon the stage of history as a new character, as puzzling to himself as to others. American Humor, Constance Rourke's pioneering "study of the national character," singles out the archetypal figures of the Yankee peddler, the backwoodsman, and the blackface minstrel to illuminate the fundamental role of popular.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "All of the essays in this book except one were previously published in substantially the same form in the American quarterly, springvolume xxxvii, number 1"--Title page verso.

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Hardcover $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ See All Formats. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xviii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Introduction: American humor / Arthur Power Dudden --English satire and Connecticut wit / Peter M. Briggs --The importance of Mark Twain / Alan Gribben --The record of political humor / Arthur Power Dudden --What's so funny about.

Russell Baker’s Book of American Humor () collects plenty of funny writing that will make you smile and laugh out loud. Russell Baker wanted to give a historical flavor to this book so you’ll see pieces by Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln.

Robert Benchley is well represented as is H. Mencken. the history of American humor these names rank high; in the field of American literature and the American short story they do not rank so high.

I have found nothing of theirs that was first-class both as humor and as short story. Perhaps just below these three should be mentioned George Horatio Derby (). Welcome to the home of Studies in American Humor, the journal of the American Humor Studies Association.

Founded by the American Humor Studies Association in and published continuously sinceStAH specializes in humanistic research on humor in America (loosely defined) because the universal human capacity for humor is always expressed within.

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Jerome Zolten ; Great American joke / Louis D. Rubin Jr. ; Punchlines: the violence of American humor / William Keough A humorist (American English) or humourist (British English) is an intellectual who uses humor in writing or public speaking. Humorists are distinct from comedians, who are show business entertainers whose business is to make an audience laugh, though it is possible for some persons to occupy both roles in the course of their careers.

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The official journal of the American Humor Studies Association, Studies in American Humor (ISSN X) has published scholarly essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since Mad (stylized as MAD) is an American humor magazine founded in by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines, launched as a comic book before it became a magazine.

It was widely imitated and influential, affecting satirical media, as well as the cultural landscape of the 20th century, with editor Al Feldstein increasing readership to more than two million during Company: Warner Bros.

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