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Li L Abner: A Study in American Satire [Paperback]

Arthur Asa Berger

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June 27 2002 Studies in Popular Culture
Southwest literary humor and Yiddish humor collided in the ever-popular comic strip “Li’l Abner,” From 1936 to 1977, when it ceased publication, this comic strip entertained, annoyed, riled, and amused legions of readers. Li’l Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy and Pappy Yokum, Moonbeam McSwine, Marryin’ Sam, and Sadie Hawkins became pillars in American popular culture, and Dogpatch became a symbol, an emblem, and a community in mainstream U.S.A.

The denizens of Dogpatch were destined for their place outside the frames of comic strips. They were popular subjects on stage and screen and eventually made their way into scholarly studies.

Li’l Abner: A Study in American Satire, the first such assessment, is made available again in this edition which includes a new afterword by the author. Originally published in 1969, it was the first full-length book devoted to a single American comic strip. It has remained a model of how the comics, sometimes snubbed as “culture for the common man,” can


Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Scholarly Book Services Inc (June 27 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878057137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878057139
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,837,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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