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Humorists vs. Religion: Critical Voices from Mark Twain to Neil Degrasse Tyson (Paperback)

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Critical humorists and religion are steeped in a long-standing cultural antagonism. This book recounts the dramatic skirmishes between religion--its dogma and edicts, political manifestations, and the nature of faith--and the satire, parody, jokes and hyperbole of popular wits. The writings of Twain, Vonnegut, Mencken and Hitchens are included, along with the films of Monty Python, the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, the animated television series The Simpsons and South Park, the comedy of George Carlin and Bill Maher, the music of Randy Newman and Pussy Riot, the performance monologue of Julia Sweeney and the magic of Penn Jillette.

About the Author


Iain Ellis is a senior lecturer in the English department at the University of Kansas. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476675602
ISBN-10: 1476675600
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2018
Pages: 267
Language: English
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