Encyclopedia of 20th-century American Humor

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Oryx Press, 2000 - Humor - 360 pages
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Who says you can't have a serious reference work on humor? This new resource offers a broad look at humor with more than 100 well-written and entertaining entries. Scholarly in nature, yet enjoyable to read, the Encyclopedia examines several aspects of humor, such as: styles of humor, subjects of comedy, media methods, academic endeavors, humor in society, historical aspects.

This volume celebrates a century of twists and turns in American humor. With entries ranging from the vaudeville days of the early twentieth century to the Internet's influence on modern jokes, this resource is a valuable addition to any library.

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ALLEEN PACE NILSEN is professor of English at Arizona State University and the editor of the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) Newsletter.DON L.F. NILSEN is professor of English at Arizona State University and executive secretary for the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS).

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