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
Louisiana State University Press
Mark Twain, comedy, humor
Comedy, Humor, Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
English Language and Literature
Sloane, David E.E., "Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian" (1980). English Faculty Book Series. 5.
Sloane, D. E. E. (1980). Mark Twain as a literary comedian. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.