On Humor

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Louis J. Budd, Edwin Harrison Cady
Duke University Press, 1992 - Humor - 276 pages
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From 1929 to the latest issue, American Literature has been the foremost journal expressing the findings of those who study our national literature. American Literature has published the best work of literary historians, critics, and bibliographers, ranging from the founders of discipline to the best current critics and researchers. The longevity of this excellence lends a special distinction to the articles in American Literature.

Presented in order of their first appearance, the articles in each volume constitute a revealing record of developing insights and important shifts of critical emphasis. Each article has opened a fresh line of inquiry, established a fresh perspective on a familiar topic, or settled a question that engaged the interest of experts.

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Louis J. Budd is James B. Duke Professor of English, Emeritus at Duke University.

Edwin H. Cady is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Duke University.

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