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No Laughing Matter: The Rationale of the Dirty Joke (2nd series)
G Legman

Good condition
Big hardback (hence postage price)

I have a copy of this in my own library, because it is really just such a strange and unique thing. There really is no other book like it.

NOTE - Review below refers to first volume in series, but safe to say the second volume continues in same vein)

G. Legman was perhaps the foremost scholar of the dirty joke, and as legions of humor writers and comedians know, his Rationale of the Dirty Joke remains the most exhaustive and authoritative study of the subject.

More than two thousand jokes and folktales are presented, covering such topics as The Female Fool, The Fortunate Fart, Mutual Mismatching, and The Sex Machine. These folk texts are authentically transcribed in their innocent and sometimes violent entirety. Legman studies each for its historical and socioanalytic significance, revealing what these jokes mean to the people who tell them and to the people who listen and laugh.
Rationale of the Dirty Joke will amuse you, offend you, challenge you, and disgust you, all while demonstrating the intelligence and hilarity of the dirty joke. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Levin, Manawatu, NZ

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