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Anancy’s Web/Sut’s Stratagems: Humor, Race, and Trickery in Jamaica and the Old Southwest

John Lowe

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the transnational intersections between the Anancy trickster of Jamaica and his counterpart in southern frontier humor. It shows how the trickster, featured in the Anancy ... More


“I wa’ n’t bawn in de mash to be fool’ by trash!”: Mark Twain’s “A True Story” and the Culmination of Southern Frontier Humor

Tracy Wuster

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the argument that Mark Twain represents the apogee of the antebellum southern frontier humor genre by analyzing “A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It” (1874), one ... More


Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Ed Piacentino (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive ... More


Henry Junius Nott and the Roots of Southern Frontier Humor

Ed Piacentino

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry Junius Nott’s little-known work, Novelettes of a Traveller; or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity (1834), with reference to the longest of the ... More


Red Laughter: Humor in Faulkner’s Native Narratives

John Wharton Lowe

in Faulkner and the Native South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496818096
eISBN:
9781496818133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818096.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Faulkner’s portraits of Native Americans have been hotly debated, and it is true his lack of deep knowledge of Mississippi’s Native culture forced him to invent rather generously. To his credit, ... More


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