Detalle

Ampliar

American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny

Autor: Miller, Christopher

Editorial: HarperCollins Publisher

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$16.99
Nuestro Precio:$3.79 (78% Descuento) USD
Stock:1

Resumen:

American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny : American Cornball is Christopher Miller's irresistibly funny illustrated survey of popular humor - the topics that used to make us laugh, from hiccups and henpecked-husbands to outhouses and old maids - and what it tells us about our country yesterday and today.

Miller revisits nearly 200 comic staples that have been passed down through our culture for generations, many originating from the vaudeville age. He explores the (often unseemly) contexts from which they arose, why they were funny in their time, and why they eventually lost their appeal. The result is a kind of taxonomy of humor during America's golden age that provides a deeper, more profound look at the prejudices, preoccupations, and peculiarities of a nation polarized between urban and rural, black and white, highborn and lowbrow.

As he touches on issues of racism and sexism, cultural stereotypes and violence, Miller reveals how dramatically our moral sensibilities have shifted, most notably in the last few decades. Complete with more than 100 period illustrations, American Cornball is a richly entertaining survey of our shifting comic universe. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Humor   Form - Essays

ISBN 13:9780062225184
ISBN 10:0062225189
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:530
Tamaño:7.98" l x 5.21" w x 1.52" h
Edades:
Grado: