Image de l'éditeur

Encyclopedia of American Humorists (Hardback)

0 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1138949698 / ISBN 13: 9781138949690
Edité par Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
Vendeur The Book Depository US (London, Royaume-Uni)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 10 septembre 2013

Quantité : 1

Acheter neuf
Prix conseillé : 275.00
Prix: EUR 253,92 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 0 De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

A propos de cet article

Language: English . Brand New Book. First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781138949690

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Encyclopedia of American Humorists (Hardback...

Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2015

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows.

The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

From Library Journal:

This is a handy, well-indexed one-volume compendium of information on a comprehensive cross-section of American humorists. Entries include a brief biography, an extensive literary analysis, and a limited bibliography. The Dictionary of Literary Biography 's American Humorists (Gale, 1982) provides more in-depth coverage. There is also some inconsistency in the criteria for inclusion in this volume. Gale states that only "serious literary artists . . . should be included" as opposed to "comedians or other performers." Yet Tom Lehrer, whose "reputation as a humorist survives principally because of his cabaret and TV performances," is listed. Recommended for smaller libraries with no access to the Dictionary of Literary Biography or Contemporary Authors (Gale). Ken Phifer, Montgomery Cty. P.L. & Montgomery Coll. Lib., Rockville, Md.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

Book Depository is an international bookseller. We ship our books to over 100 countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. We really, really love books and offer millions of titles, currently over 10 million of them, with this figure increasing daily. Living by our motto, 'Bookseller to the World', we focus on offering as many titles as possible to as many customers as possible. Most of our titles are dispatched within 2 business days of your order. Apart from publishers, distributors and wholesalers, we even list and supply books from other retailers! We hope you enjoy our selection and discover your new favorite book.

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order. Name of business : The Book Depository Ltd Form of legal entity : A Limited Company Business address: The Book Depository, 60 Holborn Vi...

Pour plus d'information
Conditions de livraison :

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue