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Legman, G. (Gershon) 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 175 works in 543 publications in 4 languages and 7,058 library holdings
Genres: Limericks  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Comics (Graphic works)  Bibliographies  Drama  Periodicals  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Former owner, Honoree, Contributor, Compiler, Collector
Classifications: PR4322, 809.793538
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Most widely held works by G Legman
Rationale of the dirty joke : an analysis of sexual humor by G Legman( Book )

60 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do people tell dirty jokes' And what is it about a joke's dirtiness that makes it funny' G. Legman was perhaps the foremost scholar of the dirty joke, and as legions of humor writers and comedians know, his Rationale of the Dirty Joke remains the most exhaustive and authoritative study of the subject. More than two thousand jokes and folktales are presented, covering such topics as The Female Fool, The Fortunate Fart, Mutual Mismatching, and The Sex Machine. These folk texts are authentically transcribed in their innocent and sometimes violent entirety. Legman studies each for its historical and socioanalytic significance, revealing what these jokes mean to the people who tell them and to the people who listen and laugh. Here -- back in print -- is the definitive text for comedians and humor writers, Freudian scholars and late night television enthusiasts. Rationale of the Dirty Joke will amuse you, offend you, challenge you, and disgust you, all while demonstrating the intelligence and hilarity of the dirty joke
The Limerick : 1700 examples, with notes, variants, and index by G Legman( Book )

38 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the largest collection of limericks ever published, erotic or otherwise. The seventeen hundred examples gather here stem, about one-third, from some twenty printed sources dating from 1870 to 1952, most of which duplicate each other to a great extent. The rest are principally from three oral collections, made in Ann Arbor, Michigan (MS. 1938-1941), in Berkeley, California (1942-1947), and in New York (1941-1952)...."--"Sources," page xii
The horn book; studies in erotic folklore and bibliography by G Legman( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and death : a study in censorship by G Legman( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guilt of the Templars by G Legman( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New limerick : 2750 unpublished examples, American and British( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurotica( )

in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introd. by John Clellon Holmes, p. 7-13
Unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore by Vance Randolph( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammoth cod, and Address to the Stomach Club by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Burns devoted his last ten years to writing and gathering Scottish folksongs, and at least one of his notebooks contained a collection of bawdy lyrics. For more than a century-and-a-half Burns' unique collection of bawdy songs was available only in garbled and bowdlerized versions. This unbowdlerized, completely annotated edition is based upon prodigious research and access to privately owned manuscripts"--Back cover
The Private Case : an annotated bibliography of the Private Case Erotica Collection in the British (Museum) Library by Patrick J Kearney( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Ricardo and Ricardian theory, a bibliographical checklist by Burt Franklin( Book )

8 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No laughing matter : an analysis of sexual humor by G Legman( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fake revolt by G Legman( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Turd by Alfred Jarry( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style. Spectators rioted during the premiere (and final) performance and unrelenting controversy over the play's meaning followed. The quality and stunning impact of the work, however, was never questioned. Early drafts of the play were written by Jarry in his teens to ridicule one of his teachers. The farce was done in the form of stylised burlesque, satirising the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent. Ubu -- the cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque main character (the author's metaphor for modern man) -- anticipated characteristics of the Dada movement. In the 1920s, Dadaists and Surrealists championed the play, recognising Ubu Roi as the first absurdist drama
Oragenitalism; oral techniques in genital excitation by G Legman( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der unanständige Witz : Theorie und Praxis by G Legman( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My secret life by Henry Spencer Ashbee( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of a gentleman describing his sexual development and experiences in Victorian England
Blow the candle out : unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore by Vance Randolph( Book )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore Blow the candle out : unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore
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The Guilt of the TemplarsUnprintable Ozark folksongs and folkloreKing TurdBlow the candle out : unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore
Alternative Names
Gershon Legman Amerikaans journalist (1917-1999)

Gershon Legman iriseoir Meiriceánach

Gershon Legman journaliste américain

Gershon Legman periodista estadounidense

Gershon Legman periodista estatunidenc

Gershon Legman periodista estauxunidense

Gershon Legman US-amerikanischer Gesellschaftskritiker und Folklorist

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Legman, G. 1917-1999

Legman, G. (Gershon), 1917-

Legman, George

Legman George 1917-1999

Legman, George Alexander

Legman, George Alexander 1917-

Legman, George Alexander 1917-1999

Legman, Georges

Legman Georges 1917-1999

Legman, Gershon

Legman, Gershon 1917-

Legman, Gershon 1917-1999

Гершон Легман

جيرشون ليجمان

ガーション・レグマン

レグマン, G

Languages
English (267)

French (28)

German (6)

Italian (3)