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An encyclopedia of modern American humor.

Bennett Cerf

An encyclopedia of modern American humor.

by Bennett Cerf

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Published by Hanover House, Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short stories, American,
  • American wit and humor

  • Edition Notes

    55757

    StatementDrawings by Doug Anderson.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination688 p.
    Number of Pages688
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23248612M

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    One leading analysis of American humor, the book American Humor: A Study of the National Character by Constance Rourke, identified the character of the " Yankee " as that first American comic figure, the first widely accepted American character that the nation could find funny, make fun of and even export for the amusement of the world – a gangly traveler who . OCLC Number: Notes: Spine title: An omnibus of modern American humor. Description: xi, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Contents: My financial career / Stephen Leacock --Romance of digestion, The / Robert Benchley --Lion is busy, The / Corey Ford --Dudelsackpfeifer / Frank Sullivan --Genealogical reflection / Ogden Nash --Gendarmes and .


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