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The Penguin Book of Women's Humor
The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

by Regina Barreca

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

014017294 7 - Year: 1996 - Pages: 659

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Regina Barreca
Editor(s): Regina Barreca
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 659
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014017294 7

Description

The penguin Book of Women's Humor is a landmark anthology that proves there is a distinctly female way of being funny. Regina Barreca's extravagantly wide-ranging selections-by turns shocking, invigorating, infuriating and inspiring-span three centuries and include not only the likes on Jane Austen, Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Moms Mabley, Mae West, Erma Bombeck, and Roseanne, but also some unexpected voices: Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Margaret Drabble, Emily Dickinson, and others.

In stories, letters, verse, excerpts, essays, cartoons, and one-liners that address relationships, politics, fate, a and the fierce struggle to survive and triumph, these women speak powerfully about the word and its absurdities-and laugh out loud.

REVIEWS

Not just humor, of course, but all the wit and wisdom of the female universe.
-Pay Weldon

Comprehensive and delightful
-Cynthia Heimel, author of When the Phone doesn't ring, It'll Be Me

Deeply intelligent, Extends our understnding of who and what is funny.
-Blanche McCrary Boyd, author of The Revolution of Little Girls.

Contents

Aging
Ambition
Anger
Appearance
Body
Childhood
Children
Class
Death
Domesticity
Education
Envy
Fashion
Feminism
Food
Friendship
Homosexuality
Identity
Language
Laughter
Machinery
Marriage and Divorce
Men and Masculinity
Money
Movies and Television
Parents
Power
Race and Ethnicity
Religion
Revenge
Romance
Sex
Social Life
Travel
Work
Writers and Readers

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