Politics, Humor and the Counterculture: Laughter in the Age of Decay

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Politics, Humor, and the Counterculture discusses the post-war period (1945-1972) through the lenses of three artists: Ken Nordine, Lenny Bruce, and Firesign Theatre. Their humor cut through the hypocrisy of the Cold War and the prevailing culture and expanded our horizons. From the Beats to the peace and civil rights movements, these humorists illuminate America from their unique perspectives. Vwadek P. Marciniak highlights the poetic nature of humor as well as its insights on our political and social habits: addiction, ...

Politics, Humor and the Counterculture: Laughter in the Age of Decay 2008, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433103599

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