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The humor of Jackie Moms Mabley : an African American comedic tradition / Elsie A. Williams.

Author/Creator:
Williams, Elsie A.
Publication:
New York : Garland Publishing, Inc., 1995
Series:
Studies in African American history and culture
Studies in African American history and culture
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 178, [2] pages, [10] pages of plates : portraits ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Mabley, Moms -- Criticism and interpretation.
African American wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Contents:
Roots in African American Humor
Comedic Traditions in African American Humor
Mabley's Life and Career
Mabley's Persona: The Woman of Words; The Trickster; The Fool
Mabley's Texts, Themes, and Significance
Conclusion.
Notes:
Revision of the author's thesis, University of Maryland, College Park, 1992.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy inscribed "10-19-96. For Joanna, In loving memory of Moms, whose laughter remains a healing medicine for African American poeple. Love Elise A. Williams".
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (inscription) (Banks Collection copy)
Williams, Elsie A. (autograph) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1995
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0815320019 (acid-free paper)
OCLC:
32430711
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