- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (Nov. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807122882
- ISBN-13: 978-0807122884
- Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm
Comic Visions, Female Voices: Contemporary Women Novelists and Southern Humor (Southern Literary Studies) Hardcover – 1 Nov 1998
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This study identifies and discusses the role humour plays in contemporary southern novels by such writers as Anne Tyler, Lee Smith and Alice Walker. The author theorizes that humour helps define voice, communicate theme and establish a more optimistic type of southern literature.