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Standing Up: The Self-Made Comedian

Judith Yaross Lee

in Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036439
eISBN:
9781621030577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036439.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows how performances that exploit the comically unstable persona for humorous effect update Twain’s brand of humor for contemporary audiences. In American literary humor, a second ... More


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