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The Comic Tradition in America: An Anthology of American Humor

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The selections in this anthology range from Maine to Georgia, and from New England to Mark Twain’s Southwest; from boisterous frontier jokes to sharp political and social satire. It was during this century that regional folk humor developed into a conscious literary art of high craftsmanship, and an indispensable part of a native American literature.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 17th 1968 by W. W. Norton Company (first published 1958)
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Aethena Drake
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Living in a Prime Numbered Year survival book number thirteen: The Comic Tradition in America edited by Kenneth S Lyn.

This anthology was my text book from a class called Humor in American Literature. One of the rare classes I was forced to take which didn't involve calculus. The book is full of political and social satire from authors who survived some of America's most disruptive government and civil upheavals.

Mark Twain's evaluation of Fenimore Cooper's Deerslayer still has me laughing so har
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