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Author LinkDenby, David.
Title LinkSnark : a polemic in seven fits / David Denby.
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2010, c2009.
Description 128 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-125).
Contents Contents: The first fit: the republic of snark -- The second fit: a brief, highly intermittent history of snark, part 1 -- The third fit: a brief, highly intermittent history of snark, part 2 -- The fourth fit: anatomy of a style -- The fifth fit: the conscience of a snarker -- The sixth fit: Maureen Dowd -- The seventh fit: what is not snark.
Summary A New Yorker film critic and author of American Sucker evaluates the cultural consequences of snide and sarcastic language that has become pervasive in today’s political, entertainment, and other public arenas, in an assessment that cites the importance of developing true wit instead of insult-based forms of communication.
Subject LinkInvective.
LinkInvective -- Humor.
LinkWit and humor -- Social aspects.

System Number 000663487
ISBN Link9781416599463 (pbk.)
Link1416599460 (pbk.)

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