Dallas, Texas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 266pp. Dust jacket has two quarter-sized spots on the front, probably coffee, that has very faintly bled through to the blue cloth cover, otherwise the book is in lovely shape. The jacket has one small tear mid-spine and a few small scuffs and scrapes on the edges. Very Good + / good +. Item #17689
A fresh and lively analysis of southwestern humor focusing on Mark Twain's unique departure from his tradition, emphasizing the way in which he used humor to organize and give meaning to his work.