Engaging Humor by Elliott Oring

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Published by University of Illinois Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Humour,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • General,
  • Humor,
  • Humor / General,
  • Satire And Humor,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Comic, The,
  • History and criticism,
  • Wit and humor

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9534793M
ISBN 100252027868
ISBN 109780252027864

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