American Humor Magazines And Comic Periodicals

Hardcover | September 1, 1987

EditorDavid E. E. Sloane

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This first annotated guide devoted entirely to American humor magazines and periodicals provides a comprehensive survey of a genre that has both enriched and reflected American mores, popular culture, and literature for over two hundred years. It offers analytical essays, bibliographies, and historical information on nearly three hundred of the most important individual publications, as well as extensive listings of rare periodicals about which very little is presently known.

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This first annotated guide devoted entirely to American humor magazines and periodicals provides a comprehensive survey of a genre that has both enriched and reflected American mores, popular culture, and literature for over two hundred years. It offers analytical essays, bibliographies, and historical information on nearly three hundr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:683 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1987Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313239568

ISBN - 13:9780313239564

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?. . . this survey of U.S. humor magazines is comprehensive and readable. The introduction chronicles the development of American humor magazines in a historical and cultural context. There are over 100 profiles of important magazines, from Captain Billy's Whiz Bang to the Harvard Lampoon, Mad, and the New Yorker. Another section includes 400 much briefer entries. Finally, the book covers college and scholarly humor magazines and humor in almanacs. Excellent index. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.?-Library Journal