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Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (review)

Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (review) Reviews Our regular review section features some of the best new books, films, and sound recordings in southern studies. From time to time you'll also find reviews of important new museum exhibitions and public-history sites, and retrospectives on classic works that continue to shape our understanding of the region and its people. Our aim is to explore the rich diversity of southern life and the methods and approaches of those who study it. Please write us to share your suggestions, or to add your name to our reviewer file. Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor. Edited by Roy Blount Jr. Norton, 1994. 672 pp. Cloth, $27.50. Reviewed by Michael McFee, assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is editor of the recently published The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets. Why in the literary world hasn't someone done this before? That is, put together a big old Bible of southern humor, songs and stories and poems and letters and memoirs and essays and other amusing utterances? Sure, various southern lit anthologies have included small congregations of humorists or satirists; and even Bennett Cerf, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (review)

Southern Cultures , Volume 1 (4) – Jan 4, 1995

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University of North Carolina Press
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Reviews Our regular review section features some of the best new books, films, and sound recordings in southern studies. From time to time you'll also find reviews of important new museum exhibitions and public-history sites, and retrospectives on classic works that continue to shape our understanding of the region and its people. Our aim is to explore the rich diversity of southern life and the methods and approaches of those who study it. Please write us to share your suggestions, or to add your name to our reviewer file. Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor. Edited by Roy Blount Jr. Norton, 1994. 672 pp. Cloth, $27.50. Reviewed by Michael McFee, assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is editor of the recently published The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets. Why in the literary world hasn't someone done this before? That is, put together a big old Bible of southern humor, songs and stories and poems and letters and memoirs and essays and other amusing utterances? Sure, various southern lit anthologies have included small congregations of humorists or satirists; and even Bennett Cerf,

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 4, 1995

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