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Encyclopedia of American Humorists

by Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Humor
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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Synopsis : Encyclopedia of American Humorists written by Steven H. Gale, published by Routledge which was released on 2016-04-14. Download Encyclopedia of American Humorists Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. But, as is true of other important literary figures, the humorists in Encyclopedia of American Humorists composed literature that enlightens as well as amuses. Their primary works are humorous or their reputations are based on the humor ... -- First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

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