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Rationale of the Dirty Joke by Gershon Legman

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 1st, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Rationale of the Dirty Joke by Gershon Legman 1
    Source: http://www.horntip.com The Jack Horntip Collection. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Rationale of the Dirty Joke: An Analysis of Sexual Humor is a book by American social critic and folklorist Gershon Legman (1917–1999). The book analyzes more than 2,000 jokes and folk tales in terms of social, psychological, and historical significance.

    This post shows the jacket of the first edition, published by Grove Press in 1968. Design by Roy Kuhlman featuring Amelia. From Arden Kuhlman Riordan’s great collection of her father’s covers.

    Rationale of the Dirty Joke by Gershon Legman 2
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Make It Old. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

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