Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian

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Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian

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"The southwestern humorists have traditionally been identified as the major impulse behind Mark Twain's humor. However, the hallmark of his comedy lies in his egalitarian vision, projected not through the local color elements that characterize the humor of the old southwestern United States as much as through the jokes, ironic inversions, and burlesques of another school of American humor--the literary comedians of the 1850s and the Civil War era." --p. 1

ISBN

9780807104606

Publication Date

1980

Publisher

Louisiana State University Press

City

Baton Rouge

Keywords

Mark Twain, comedy, humor

Subject: LCSH

Comedy, Humor, Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

Comments

Southern Literary Series.

Publisher Citation

Sloane, D. E. E. (1980). Mark Twain as a literary comedian. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.