American Humor: A Study of the National Character
ISBN: 1590170792
EAN13: 9781590170793
Language: English
Pages: 258
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Rourke's pioneering study of the national character examines such legendary figures as the Yankee, the backwoodsman, the minstrel singer, and the stroller to show how the popular comic imagination has contributed to America's changing self-awareness.