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The humor of the Old South / edited by M. Thomas Inge and Edward J. Piacentino.

Other author/creatorInge, M. Thomas.
Other author/creatorPiacentino, Edward J., 1945-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoLexington : University Press of Kentucky,
Descriptionx, 321 p. ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Origins of the Humor of the Old South. JA. Leo Lemay -- 2. "Sleepy Hollow" Comes South: Washington Irving's Influence on Old Southwestern Humor -- Ed Piacentino -- The Function of Women in Old Southwestern Humor: Rereading Porter's Big Bear and Quarter Race Collections 36 -- William E. Lenz -- 4. Contesting the Boundaries of Race and Gender in Old Southwestern Humor 52 -- Ed Piacentino -- 5. Darkness Visible: Race and Pollution in Southwestern Humor 72 -- Scott Romine -- Perspectives on Earlier Authors-1830-1860 -- 6. The Prison House of Gender: Masculine Confinement and Escape in Southwest Humor 87 -- Gretchen Martin -- 7. Augustan Nostalgia and Patrician Disdain in B. Longstreet's Georgia Scenes 101 -- Kurt Albert Mayer -- 8. A Biographical Reading of A.B. Longstreet's Georgia Scenes 113 -- David Rachels -- A Sadder Simon Suggs: Freedom and Slavery in the Humor of Johnson Hooper 130 -- Johanna Nicol Shields -- 10. Revising Southern Humor: William Tappan Thompson and the Major Jones Letters 154 -- David C. Estes -- 11. Backwoods Civility, or How the Ring-Tailed Roarer Became a Gentle Man for David Crockett, Charles F. M. Noland and William Tappan Thompson 161 -- James E. Caron -- 12. Bench and Bar: Baldwin's Lawyerly Humor 187 -- Mary Ann Wimsat -- 13. The Good Doctor: O.B. Mayer and "Human Natur"' 199 -- Edwin T. Arnold -- The Literary Legacy -- 14. An Old Southwesterner Abroad: Cultural Frontiers and the Landmark -- American Humor of J. Ross Browne's Yusef 215 -- Joseph Csicsila -- 15. Mark Twain: The Victorian of Southwestern Humor 222 -- Leland Krauth -- 16. Jason Compson and Sut Lovingood: Southwestern Humor as Stream of Consciousness 236 -- Stephen M. Ross -- 17. Southwestern Humor, Erskine Caldwell, and the Comedy of Frustration 24; -- R.J. Gray -- Humor of the Old South: A Comprehensive Bibliography.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [263]-309) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 00012286
ISBN0813121949 (acid-free paper)

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