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Best of Modern Humor by Mordecai Richler
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Best of Modern Humor (1983)

by Mordecai Richler (Editor)

Other authors: Woody Allen (Contributor), Lisa Alther (Contributor), Kingsley Amis (Contributor), Max Apple (Contributor), Beryl Bainbridge (Contributor)57 more, Russell Baker (Contributor), Maurice Baring (Contributor), Donald Barthelme (Contributor), Saul Bellow (Contributor), Robert Benchley (Contributor), Thomas Berger (Contributor), Jr. Blount, Roy (Contributor), Marshall Brickman (Contributor), Art Buchwald (Contributor), Truman Capote (Contributor), Lynn Caraganis (Contributor), John Cheever (Contributor), Alan Coren (Contributor), Peter de Vries (Contributor), Stanley Elkin (Contributor), Nora Ephron (Contributor), Ian Frazier (Contributor), Bruce J. Friedman (Contributor), Veronica Geng (Contributor), Wolcott Gibbs (Contributor), Dan Greenburg (Contributor), Joseph Heller (Contributor), Oliver Jensen (Contributor), George S. Kaufman (Contributor), Garrison Keillor (Contributor), Jean Kerr (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), Stephen Leacock (Contributor), Fran Lebowitz (Contributor), A. J. Liebling (Contributor), Groucho Marx (Contributor), Bruce McCall (Contributor), Cyra McFadden (Contributor), Thomas Meehan (Contributor), Jessica Mitford (Contributor), Marianne Moore (Contributor), John Mortimer (Contributor), J. B. Morton (Contributor), V. S. Naipaul (Contributor), Flann O'Brien (Contributor), S. J. Perelman (Contributor), Leo Rosten (Contributor), Philip Roth (Contributor), Damon Runyon (Contributor), Wilfrid Sheed (Contributor), Terry Southern (Contributor), Frank Sullivan (Contributor), Alexander Theroux (Contributor), James Thurber (Contributor), Calvin Trillin (Contributor), Kenneth Tynan (Contributor), Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt (Contributor), Evelyn Waugh (Contributor), Eudora Welty (Contributor), E. B. White (Contributor), P. G. Wodehouse (Contributor), Tom Wolfe (Contributor)

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For my family--Florence, Daniel, Noah, Emma, Martha and Jacob
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Years ago a young lady out of Oklahoma City was sufficiently intrepid to write James Thurber asking him if there were any standard rules for writing humour. The best Thurber could come up with was a list of proscriptions [...]. --Foreword by Mordecai Richler.
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Contains a collection of American and English humor from such outstanding contributors as Woody Allen, Damon Runyon, Trumon Capote, Groucho Marx, Art Buchwald, Roy Blount, Jr., Fran Liebowitz, Philip Roth, and Eudora Welty.

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