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Humor of the old Southwest.

by Hennig Cohen

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southwest, Old,
  • Southwest, Old.
    • Subjects:
    • American wit and humor -- Southwest, Old.,
    • American literature -- Southwest, Old.,
    • Southwest, Old -- Humor.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 411-420.

      StatementEdited with an introd. by Hennig Cohen and William B. Dillingham.
      SeriesRiverside editions,, A81
      ContributionsCohen, Hennig, ed., Dillingham, William B., joint ed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS566 .C6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiv, 420 p.
      Number of Pages420
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5929912M
      LC Control Number64055410
      OCLC/WorldCa1227844

      One book that our father most enjoyed as a youngster was the humorous classic from the Old Southwest, Joseph G. Baldwin's The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi, originally published in Most of the large servings of humor mentioned above came from its : John D. W. Guice. George Washington Harris was an "authentic comic genius" (Wilson and Ferris) whose work influenced later writers such as Mark Twain and William and other southwest humorists who wrote in the s through the s, though considered low-brow at the time, are now recognized as foundational contributors to the humorist literary tradition.

        The humor of the Old Southwest was regional in nature, although which parts of the country were considered the Southwest has changed radically in contemporary times. In the s and 30s, the Southwest could have been anywhere from Ohio to Louisiana. The geographical area depended largely on where the moving target of the “frontier” was. Clement Eaton SOURCE: "The Southern Yeoman: The Humorists' View and the Reality," in The Mind of the Old South, revised edition, Louisiana State University Press, , pp. [In this.

      Free 2-day shipping. Buy Humor of the Old Southwest at nd: Hennig Cohen; William B Dillingham.   The Old Southwest flourished between and , but its brand of humor lives on in the writings of Mark Twain, the novels of William Faulkner, the television series The Beverly Hillbillies, the material of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and even cyberspace, where nonsoutherners can come up to speed on subjects like hickphonics/5(2).


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One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between and in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas.

Hennig Cohen and William B. Dillingham have. This anthology offers pieces which embody the characteristically exaggerated and highly imaginative frontier humour of the old Southwest in the period to One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between and in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and : Paperback.

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One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between and in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas/5(6).

Southwestern humor is the name given to a tradition of regional sketches and tales based in the "old South-West": Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. According to the Cambridge History of American Literature (volume 2), these tales appeared first in local and then in regional newspapers such as the St.

Louis Reveille, the New Orleans. Cohen, Hennig and William B. Dillingham, eds. Humor of the Old Southwest. Athens: University of Georgia Press,xiii-xxviii.

The introduction is useful for information, but also as a representative of a particular critical position on the material. The remarks on gender are particularly provocative. Curry, Jane. More than ever, Humor of the Old Southwest is the single best source for the study of Southwest humor.

But the picture it presents is necessarily incomplete, and its many virtues are potentially its vices. The reader of Humor of the Old Southwest will come away with a confident perception of what the genre entails. Further Reading. Hennig Cohen and William B. Dillingham, in Humor of the Old Southwest (); M.

Thomas Inge, ed., The Frontier Humorists: Critical Views (); M. Thomas Inge and Edward J. Piacentino, eds., Humor of the Old South () James H. Justus, Fetching the Old Southwest: Humorous Writing from Longstreet to Twain () Lucinda MacKethan, Southern Spaces: An Author: Ed Piacentino.

Best Of The Desert Southwest Books that explore the canyons and deserts of the American Southwest, through story or experience. All Votes Add Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details * or Cancel. One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between and in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and : Hennig Cohen.

Southwestern humor took the form of literary sketches, tall tales, autobiography, letters, almanac pieces, sports reporting, burlesques, and mock sermons.

was the author of the book Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana “Swamp Doctor,” a collection of twenty In The Humor of the Old Southwest, 3rd ed., pp.

xv-xl. Athens. The Old Southwest flourished between andbut its brand of humor lives on in the writings of Mark Twain, the novels of William Faulkner, the television series The Beverly Hillbillies, the material of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and even cyberspace, where nonsoutherners can come up to speed on subjects like first book on its Pages: These two main sections are supplemented by author and general subject indices.

As the first book-length bibliography in this field, Humor of the Old Southwest will make a useful tool in academic libraries and will find a place in collections of folklore, American literature, and humor. James H. Justus has produced a book that will become the touchstone for all future investigations in the area."- William Bedford Clark, "James Justus has written a splendid book.

It is and will be the standard book on what we have come to call the humorists' of the Old Southwest. This book is a delight to read."-- James Cox. Humor of the Old Southwest | One of the most entertaining genres of American literature is the bold, masculine, wildly exaggerated, and highly imaginative frontier humor of the Old Southwest, produced between and in an area that extended from Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia westward to Lousiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas.

Tall Tales and Sketches of the Old Southwest Sources American Humor. Tall tales and humorous sketches depicting life along the frontier of the Old Southwest flourished from the s until the Civil War. Characterized by comic exaggeration and vernacular language, reveling in superhuman feats and hoaxes, these tales Source for information on Tall Tales and Sketches of the Old.

SOUTHWESTERN HUMOR AND MARK TWAIN by Angel Price. The call of the frontier is an inescapable beckoning throughout the history of humanity. The wealth of land and opportunity in America provided a perfect outlet for this wanderlust. The history of the Southwest is one of expansion into rough territory and life in a rural, uniquely American.

The Georgia humorists were early-nineteenth-century writers who published satiric sketches about the lawlessness and debauchery. A Georgia Book in Warp and Woof ().

Little is known about Robinson except that he was a country doctor and newspaper writer who was born around Humor of the Old Southwest, 3d ed. (; reprint. Humor of the Old Southwest: A Checklist of Criticism The following checklist of criticism on Old Southwestern humor is divided into three parts.

Parts I and II consist of general studies which appear in books and journals, respectively, and part III lists books and articles on individual authors. Except. The humor of the Old Southwest flourished in the sparsely settled frontier regions of Georgia, the Carolinas, Louisiana, and other southern states from the s to the end of the Civil War, with amateur humorists anonymously or pseudonymously publishing pieces written in backwoods vernacular in their local and regional newspapers.That the humor of the old Southwest is indeed part of his heritage can be, and has been, demonstrated; the proposition is by now axiomatic.

Mark Twain transcends this tradition. Faced with the literary problem of presenting many of the themes and moods that in various ways attracted such diverse minds as Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Henry James.The Humor Of The Old Southwest With the exception of one paper (Milton Rickels, "In Search of this book, so far as Southwestern or American humor in general is con cerned—the yokel as clown—will survive the current political and socio logical crisis in the United States Bettersworth doubts.

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