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Legman, G. (Gershon) 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 149 works in 461 publications in 2 languages and 6,590 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Humor  History  Poetry  Bibliography  Limericks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Music  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Former owner, Honoree, Other, Contributor, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: PQ2619.A65, 842.8
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The Limerick : 1700 examples, with notes, variants, and index by G Legman( Book )

37 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 806 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
Rationale of the dirty joke; an analysis of sexual humor by G Legman( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 704 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 horn book : studies in erotic folklore and bibliography by G Legman( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1949 and 1963 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guilt of the Templars by G Legman( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New limerick : 2750 unpublished examples, American and British by G Legman( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore by Vance Randolph( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 249 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
David Ricardo and Ricardian theory, a bibliographical checklist by Burt Franklin( Book )

10 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurotica( )

in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introd. by John Clellon Holmes, p. 7-13
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 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fake revolt by G Legman( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationale of the dirty joke : an analysis of sexual humor : first series by G Legman( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oragenitalism; oral techniques in genital excitation by G Legman( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ubu plays by Alfred Jarry( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Jarry is now regarded as the founder of modern avant-garde theatre and a seminal influence on the French surrealist movement. This volume contains lively modern translations of the three Ubu texts
Bibliography of prohibited books ... : biobiblio-icono-graphical and critical notes on curious, uncommon and erotic books by Henry Spencer Ashbee( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cause of homosexuality [two essays, the second in reply to the first by G. V Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1950 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unprintable Ozark folksongs and folklore
Alternative Names
Gershon Legman Amerikaans journalist (1917-1999)

Gershon Legman journaliste américain

Gershon Legman periodista estadounidense

Gershon Legman US-amerikanischer Gesellschaftskritiker und Folklorist

La Glannege, Roger Maxe de

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

レグマン, G

Languages
English (230)

French (22)

Covers
The Guilt of the TemplarsUnprintable Ozark folksongs and folkloreRationale of the dirty joke : an analysis of sexual humor : first seriesThe Ubu plays