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the fifties: happy days?

The 1950’s as Golden Age? The manufacturing of instant public myth, replete with rosy recollections and the retrospective pleant time where there is an option to subscribe to nostalgia as public virtue… …The paranoiac fear of the Russians in the … Continue reading

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THE DAMP HAND OF MELANCHOLY

Restaurant Utopia. Five miles high , then, when you come to the fork in the road, take it. ┬áThe sign on the door stated ” Different Cultural Levels Eat Here”. On entering the host delivers a fortune cookie, in which … Continue reading

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LAUGHING WITH THE SUB-LITERARIES IN DIXIE

Whether or not humor has been considered too elusive or trivial to warrant serious study on its own terms ,like the popular culture of which it is both part and a partaker, is unclear. Some scholars such as Jesse Bier, … Continue reading

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