The paramount question answered in this absorbing collection of essays is: What's so funny about American humor, and why? What are American humor's characteristics? How have they evolved and displayed themselves? Which characteristics are distinctively, or even uniquely, American? Originally appearing as an issue of the American Quarterly , these essays take a close look at American humor from revolutionary times to the present day, and particularly focus on the neglected trends of the past fifty years. Looking at American ...

American Humor 1989, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195050547

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American Humor 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195042122