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Thomas Bangs Thorpe, Humorist of the Old Southwest. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1962. Rourke, Constance. American Humor: A Study of the National Character. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1931. Seitz, Don C. Artemus Ward. New York: Harper, 1919. Shackford, James A. David Crockett, the Man and the Legend. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1956. Stewart, George R. , the Veritable Squibob: A Life of George H. Derby, USA. New York: Holt, 1937. Tandy, Jennette. Crackerbox Philosophers in American Humor and Satire.

Eliot's play); Wolcott Gibbs's "Death in the Rumble Seat (With the Usual Apologies to Ernest Hemingway)"; S. J. Perelman's "Waiting for Santy. A Christmas Playet (With a Bow to Mr. " The high point in the parody renaissance may have been reached as early as 1929 when Harper's published Thurber and White's Is Sex Necessary? In the mid-twenties there was a spate of solemn books about sex and marriage, and the authors believed if things 38 American Humorists went on this way, the order of nature would be sadly changed.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1924. Dorson, Richard M. American Folklore. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1959Eastman, Max. Enjoyment of Laughter. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1936. Ellis, Elmer. Mr. Dooley's America: A Life of Finley Peter Dunne. New York: Knopf, 1941. Hoole, W. Stanley. Alias Simon Suggs: The Life and Times of Johnson Jones Hooper. University: University of Alabama Press, 1952. Howe, Will D. "Early Humorists," in The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol.

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