The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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In this genre the fanciful name of the author in combination with the supposed title of the book produces a verbal irony, the import of which is most often obscene or scatalogical.
The Tiger's Revenge - Claude Balls
Hole in the Mattress - Mr. Completely
Hawaiian Romance - Komona Wanna Laiya
Russian Pastime - Ivben Jackinoff
Seventeenth Century England had something like title-author jokes. They were fake book lists with authors who were real people whom the crown was harrassing supposedly speaking on long winded topics.
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|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery|
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