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Delving into every aspect of African-American humor, an exploration of laughing, lying, and signifying reveals the underground tradition of humor that transformed American culture, from slavery to Richard Pryor, through radio, TV, movies, and theater. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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Book Description Touchstone, New York, 1994. Soft Cover. Condition: New. 1994 Printing. 1994 Paperback book . New from 1994 publisher . Never opened , Never read , Never marked . Book size : 6" wide x 9" tall x 1-1/2" thick ; 656 pages with index, weighs over 1-1/2 pounds . This book is the first definitive history of African-American humor. With meticulous documentation, Watkins tells the public history, but he also uncovers the private, acerbic tradition that developed and remained underground for more than a century. Cecil Brown, Los Angeles Times Book Review says "This book is really four books into one: an encyclopedia of everybody and every term related to black humor, a biography of leading comedians, a history of the social and cultural movement, and finally, an analysis of what black humor is." This book is: ' On The Real Side: Laughing, Lying, and Signifying - The Underground Tradition of African-American Humor That Transformed American Culture, from Slavery to Richard Pryor ' . Published by Touchstone, New York; 1994 paper back book *** Secure packing for Safe Shipping since 1965 *** Size: 6 x 9 x 1-1/2 ". Seller Inventory # 5960
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