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The Pun Also Rises

How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

The Pun Also Rises( )
Author: Pollack, John
ISBN:978-1-59240-623-4
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Gotham
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.50
Book Description:

Some people may dismiss puns as the lowest form of humor. But this attitude is a relatively recent development in the sweep of history. In The Pun Also Rises, John Pollack-a former presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton, and winner of the world pun championship-explains how punning revolutionized language and made possible the rise of modern civilization. Integrating evidence from history, op culture, literature, comedy, science, business, and everyday life, this book...
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Book Details
Pages:244
Detailed Subjects: Humor / Form / Puns & Wordplay
Literary Criticism / Humor
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.187 x 3.054 x 0.378 Inches
Book Weight:0.693 Pounds



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