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Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folkore and Popular Culture

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Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folkore and Popular Culture
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Publisher: Utah State University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0874215595
ISBN-13: 9780874215595
Number of pages: 368

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The studies in this book examine specific interactions of text (jokes, poetry, epitaphs, iconography, film drama) and social context (wakes, festivals, disasters) that shape and generate laughter. Uniquely, however, the essays here peruse a remarkable paradox -- the convergence of death and humor.

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