Tar Heel Laughter

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University of North Carolina Press, 1974 - American wit and humor - 309 pages
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One of the few books concerned solely with the humor of a single state, this volume includes samples of what North Carolinians have laughed at -- and with -- from 1709 to the present. It is a rich anthology of Tar Heel anecdotes, homespun quips, hilarious stories, folklore, exaggerations, and observations. In this wide range of humor, Walser has provided a valuable recording of American folklore and the social history of North Carolina.

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The late Richard Walser was professor emeritus of English at North Carolina State University. He was editor of several books, including "Poets of North Carolina", "North Carolina Drama", and "Short Stories from the Old North State".

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