American Humor: A Study of the National Character / Edition 1

American Humor: A Study of the National Character / Edition 1

by Constance Rourke, W. T. Lhamon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813008379

ISBN-13: 9780813008370

Pub. Date: 01/28/1931

Publisher: University Press of Florida

It was in 1931 that historian, anthropologist, and critic Rourke (1885-1941) published what would become her most popular work and a classic ever since. It is a kind of manifesto about what America was, where it would be found, and what it was made of, says Greil Marcus (Lipstick Traces) in his introduction to the new edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News,

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It was in 1931 that historian, anthropologist, and critic Rourke (1885-1941) published what would become her most popular work and a classic ever since. It is a kind of manifesto about what America was, where it would be found, and what it was made of, says Greil Marcus (Lipstick Traces) in his introduction to the new edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813008370
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/28/1931
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.57(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Acknowledgments9
Foreword11
ICorn Cobs Twist Your Hair15
IIThe Gamecock of the Wilderness37
IIIThat Long-Tail'd Blue70
IVStrollers91
VThe Comic Poet115
VII Hear America Singing133
VIIFacing West from California's Shores163
VIIIThe American186
IXRound Up209
Bibliographical Note237
Index245

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