American Cornball (e-bok)
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544
Utgivningsdatum
2014-09-23
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HarperCollins
ISBN
9780062225191
American Cornball (e-bok)

American Cornball (e-bok)

A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny

E-bok (EPUB - DRM), Engelska, 2014-09-23
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American Cornball is Christopher Millers irresistibly funny illustrated survey of popular humorthe topics that used to make us laugh, from hiccups and henpecked-husbands to outhouses and old maidsand 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 Americas 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.
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