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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
way, or trolley has long been supplemented for family, club, and barber-shop consumption by the humorous weeklies: Puck, founded in 1877; Judge, 1881; and most notably Life, 1883. Taking their cue rather from the best of the college funny papers, such as The Harvard Lampoon, founded 1876, than from Punch, these weekly magazines have supplied the public with its best periodical humour. H. C. Bunner, See also Book II, Chap. XXIII, and Book III, Chap. VI. one time editor of Puck, and John Ames Mitchell and Edward S. Martin, founders of Life, should be mentioned among the writers who have given a high tone to comic journalism. Besides its submission to the great American genius for commercialization, whatever national quality may be found in the humour of the last half century consists mainly in a tendency to regard fun-making as an end in itself rather than as an agent to criticism. Though no longer relying on the mechanical misspellings of Artemus Ward or Josh Billings, the next
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
ooing, the, 72 Minnesota (University), 412 Mirele Efros, 608 Miscellaneous writings (Mrs. Eddy), 526 Miss Bellard's inspiration, 84 Missionary Herald, the, 155 Missions and missionaries of California, the, 139 Missions from the modern view, 213 Mississippi Basin, the. 187 Mississippi Valley in the Civil War, the, 193 Miss Multon, 271 Missouri (University), 6 Miss Ravenel's Convcrsion from Secession to Loyalty, 76 n. Mitchell, Donald Grant, 69, 110-113 Mitchell, John Ames, 22 Mitchell, Langdon, 276, 288, 294 Mitchell, Samuel L., 179, 445, 446 Mitchell, Silas Weir, 90-91, 287 Mittelberger, Gottlieb, 577 Moby Dick, 92, 156 Modern English, 475 Modern instance, a, 79, 311 Mod. Lang. Ass. Pub., 459, 480 n. Modern language notes, 459 Modern painters, 489 Modest inquiry into the nature and necessity of paper currency, a, 426 Modjeska, 48, 49 Moerder aus Liebe, a, 605 Mogulesko, 608 Mohun, 67 Mollhausen, Balduin, 580 Mo