The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

The Penguin Book of Women's Humor

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Baker & Taylor
A selection of women's humor includes quotations by Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz, Molly Ivins, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Blackwell North Amer
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 of 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, and the fierce struggle to survive and triumph, these women speak powerfully about the world and its absurdities - and laugh out loud.

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An anthology of sketches, excerpts, one-liners, essays, and short stories from the 1700s to the present features the contributions of Mae West, Erma Bombeck, Cynthia Heimel, Emily Dickenson, Dorothy Parker, and Jane Austen, among other notables. Original.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9780140172942
Branch Call Number: 808.87 PEN
Characteristics: xxxviii, 658 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barreca, Regina
Alternative Title: Book of women's humor


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