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The senses of humor self and laughter in modern America by Daniel Wickberg

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English



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  • American wit and humor -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Laughter -- Social aspects -- United States.,
  • Self in literature.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-257) and index.

StatementDaniel Wickberg.
LC ClassificationsPS438 .W47 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 267 p. ;
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL683546M
ISBN 10080143078X
LC Control Number97030301

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