So Ole Says to Lena Folk Humor of the Upper Midwest

ISBN-10: 0299173747
ISBN-13: 9780299173746
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: James P. Leary
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Description: In the land of beer, cheese, and muskies—where the polka is danced and winter is unending and where Lutherans and Catholics predominate—everybody is ethnic, the politics are clean, and the humor is plentiful. This collection includes jokes, humorous  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 8/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In the land of beer, cheese, and muskies—where the polka is danced and winter is unending and where Lutherans and Catholics predominate—everybody is ethnic, the politics are clean, and the humor is plentiful. This collection includes jokes, humorous anecdotes, and tall tales from ethnic groups (Woodland Indians, French, Cornish, Germans, Irish, Scandinavians, Finns, and Poles) and working folk (loggers, miners, farmers, townsfolk, hunters, and fishers). Dig into the rich cultural context supplied by the notes and photographs, or just laugh at the hundreds of jokes gathered at small-town cafes, farm tables, job sites, and church suppers. This second edition includes an afterword and indexes of motifs and tale types.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Yah, Hey!
The Indians
The French
The Cornish
The Germans
The Irish
The Scandinavians
The Finns
The Poles
Other Ethnics
The Loggers
The Miners
The Farmers
The Townsfolk
Hunters and Fishers
Some of the Joke Tellers
Collection Notes
Bibliography
Index of Tellers
Index of Places Where Material Was Collected
Index of Motifs
Index of Tale Types
Afterword

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