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The comic spirit / Joseph F. Littell, editor ; Joy Littell, consultant on text and ill.

Littell, Joseph F. (Added Author). Littell, Joy. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 818 LITTLE (Text) 78292000023329 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0688417205
  • ISBN: 9780688417208
  • ISBN: 068851720X
  • ISBN: 9780688517205
  • Physical Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1975.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Tomfoolery -- Wild life / Ogden Nash -- A new natural history / James Thurber -- Sleeping arrangements / Sam Levenson -- Parody -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll -- Jabber-Whacky / Isabelle Di Caprio -- Plane geometry / Emma Round -- Christmas afternoon / Robert C. Benchley -- Happy childhood tales / Robert C. Benchley -- Endremia and Liason -- Milgrig and the three Wilfs -- Burlesque -- At the funeral / Mark Twain -- At a fire / Mark Twain -- The late Benjamin Franklin / Mark Twain -- A fine old man / Mark Twain -- A page from a California almanac / Mark Twain -- The discovery of America / Richard Armour -- Satire -- A receipt to make a New England funeral elegy / Benjamin Franklin -- The ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry -- The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber -- Fable IX / William Saroyan -- The grown-up problem / Art Buchwald -- Visual humor -- Cartoons -- Humor in the headlines -- A way of seeing -- Graffiti lives / Bonnie O'Boyle -- Graffiti: the scrawl of the wild -- Dark comedy -- Résumé / Dorothy Parker -- Coda / Dorothy Parker -- Cartoon -- The devil's dictionary / Ambrose Bierce -- The human comedy -- Classic put-downs / Bergen Evans -- Comedy's greatest era / James Agee -- Playing the dozens -- Smashed potatoes / Jane G. Martel.
Subject: American wit and humor.

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