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Wit and Wisecracks

Author : Mark Twain
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Mark Twain Wit and Wisecracks

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Author : Mark Twain
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Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn

Author : Tom Quirk
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In Coming to Grips with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Tom Quirk traces the history of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its inception in 1876 to its problematic presence in today's American culture. By approaching Twain's novel from several quite different perspectives, Quirk reveals how the author's imagination worked and why this novel has affected so many people for so long and in so many curious ways.

Bitch Moi

Author : Nancy Rider Hunt
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In this celebration of the bitch within, retro women bust down the walls without breaking a nail or mussing their hair. Nancy Rider Hunt, whose cards and magnets are sold nationwide, illustrated Bitch? Moi? With campy photo collages.If you find yourself wondering if he's worth shaving your legs for, if your inner diva just wants to get down and dirty once in a while, if you prefer your men tranquilized and tagged, make this book your manifesto and join the audacious sisterhood of women who know what they want and how to get it. Serve up some attitude with a twist as you tell the world: "It's Ms. Bitch to you!" Illustrated with photos or winsome artwork, Keepsakes are books to treasure and share. 72 pp, hardcover. 6 1/4" square.

Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom

Author : Benjamin Franklin
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Well done is better than well said.'' ''What you would seem to be, be really.'' ''A true Friend is the best Possession.'' The wise sayings within this little volume were selected from a number of editions of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack. Of course, not all the sayings here are original with old Ben, for he included in his Almanack proverbs from other sources -- but he usually gave them a flavor all his own.

Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit

Author : Louise Bachelder
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The Great Emancipator's most important speeches, addresses, and letters.

Thomas Jefferson

Author : Thomas Jefferson
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America's Renaissance Man is quoted on democracy, public policy, slavery, and morals.

Bon Mots Wisecracks and Gags

Author : Robert E. Drennan
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“Stop looking at the world through rose-colored bifocals.” “His mind is so open, the wind whistles through it.” “You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.” Ever wonder where these sayings came from? For decades, the dining room of New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel was a hub of letters and humor. Cocktails were swilled as writers, humorists, actors, and critics poked fun at culture, the arts, and one another. In this lively tribute, today’s readers will come to understand why Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Dorothy Parker represent the epitome of quips and comebacks—wit that still packs a punch decades later.

The Legacy of the Wisecrack

Author : Eddie Tafoya
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Despite the claim of many a Borscht Belt comic that he is a practitioner of "the world's second-oldest professsion," stand-up comedy is a young and distinctly American literary form. It was not until the last decades of the nineteenth century when, enabled by unprecedented prosperity and the right to free expression, that monologists began appearing in American vaudeville halls. Yet even though it has since become an entertainment industry mainstay, stand-up comedy has received precious little scholarly attention. The Legacy of the Wisecrack: Stand-up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form looks at the theory of stand-up comedy, its literary dimensions, and its distinctly American qualities as it provides a detailed history of the forces that shaped it. The study concludes with a look at the works of specific comedians such as Steven Wright, whose three decades of performances comprise a single picaresque tale, and Richard Pryor, whose 1982 masterpiece Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip serves as modern America's answer to Dante Aligheri's epic poem, Inferno. The result is one of the first serious treatments of stand-up comedy as a literary form.

Mark Twain International

Author : Robert M. Rodney
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St James Guide to Fantasy Writers

Author : St James Press
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts.

Great Hollywood Wit

Author : Gene Shalit
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Great Hollywood Wit rollicks with hilarious movie lines and backstage zingers-smart, tart, and (in Sir John Gielgud's case) wicked: "Ingrid Bergman speaks five languages and can't act in any of them." Julia Roberts, fashion buff: "I only put clothes on so that I'm not naked when I go out shopping." Retiring Burt Reynolds: "You can only hold your stomach in for so many years." Great Hollywood Wit is an unequaled cavalcade of hilarity that you'll laugh through again and again. A wonderful one-of-a-kind gift.

Compelling Conversations Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics

Author : Eric H. Roth
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This innovative ESL/EFL textbook helps advanced English language learners develop conversation skills and improve fluency by sharing experiences, reflecting on their lives, and discussing proverbs and quotations. The oral skills English textbook includes 45 thematic chapters, over 1,350 questions, 500 vocabulary words, 250 proverbs and American idioms, and 500 quotations. Designed for both adult education and intensive English language students, the conversations and activities deepen critical thinking skills and develop speaking skills essential to success in community college and university programs. Compelling Conversations has been used in classrooms in over 40 countries, recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, adopted by conversation clubs and private English tutors, and enjoyed by thousands of English students.

Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor

Author : Kenneth Schuyler Lynn
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The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes Wisecracks Quips and Quotes

Author : Fred Metcalf
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A good joke can lift the lowest spirits, enliven the dullest party, or be a welcome icebreaker at the start of a speech. But why is it so hard to find that key quip when you need it? Now anyone can have the best jokes at their fingertips with this comprehensive collection of the finest, funniest, most up-to-date gags, rib-ticklers, and silly one-liners ever. Organized by subject and containing side-splitters stolen from such wits as Groucho Marx, Orson Welles, Mark Twain, and P. J. O'Rourke, among many, many others, this volume assures those who use it that they will never again be at a loss for words that produce giggles galore.

Talking with Michener

Author : Lawrence Grobel
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Culled from a series of interviews conducted between 1980 and 1997, this biography of a literary legend explores Michener's views on sex, love, pornography, politics, abortion, AIDS, plagiarism, sports, publishing, and the role of the artist in society, among other topics.

The Portable Mark Twain

Author : Mark Twain
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Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twain?s favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once, Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn, and A True Story. It also features excerpts from his novels and travel books (including Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi, among others; autobiographical and polemical writings; as well as selected letters and speeches. The collection also reprints the complete text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including the often omitted raftsmen passage. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

20 000 Quips Quotes

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Abe Martin s Wisecracks

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