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Dramatic essays on the history and nature of American humor. Written by J.F.S. Smeall, assistant professor of English at the University of North Dakota and editor of the North Dakota Quarterly.

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A comic past00:29:16
1961-03-07The late moral tails00:29:34
1961-02-28Sly and fabulous beasts00:29:30
1961-02-24Female agitations00:29:46
1961-02-16The urbanite pastoral00:29:30
1961-02-09A traveller's quest00:29:08
1961-01-13The grotesque corner00:29:35
1960-12-06A comic past00:29:03
1960-11-29Learning and respectability00:29:35
1960-11-22The dearth of news00:29:30
1960-11-22The dearth of news00:29:30
American newspapers; City dwellers; Femininity in literature; Femininity--Humor; Motion picture industry; News & Journalism; Open letters; Pastoral fiction; Periodicals; Travel writing; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910--Travel; U.S. Literature; United States; Wireless communication systems--History; Wit and humor; Wit and humor--Fiction; Wit and humor--History and criticism; Wit and humor--Psychological aspects; Wit and humor--United States
Bryce, E. Scott; KFJM (Radio Station : Grand Forks, N.D.); Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849; Smeall, J. F. S.; University of North Dakota
Anderson, Barbara; Charbonneau, Ann; Cooper, Dennis; Curry, Myron; Henley, Mel; Jones, Thomas; Lee, Barbara; Lee, Henry; O'Reilly, Jean; Olson, Dorothy; Olson, Glenn; Smeall, J.F.S.; Swenson, Ward; Worden, Donald
Comedy; Educational
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