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The Pun Also Rises by John Pollack
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Jun 05, 11

Read in January, 2011

I enjoyed this book immensely and my biggest complaint is that it was really too short. I am interested in subversion of collective language, language improvisation , and the inherent instability of language. This book on puns and punsters reveals how words lend themselves to playful minds and how playful minds use puns to subvert collective consciousness. This book includes historical and cultural information related to puns that reveal their universality and their political importance. E Graf
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