[Ads-l] Legman autobiography

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 18 22:10:38 UTC 2017

Many of us are familiar with the work of Gershon Legman (1917-1999),
literary and social critic of bawdy tales and folklore.

Turns out that his widow, Judith, has been editing his humungous
autobiography, which now runs to four humungous volumes, with more to come.

And you can get them at Amazon.com:


Anybody who's enjoyed Legman's vast and colorfully discursive Freudian
analyses of dirty jokes (and his two humungous collections of limericks)
will know what to expect.

He also compiled the first published glossary of gay slang as early as 1941.
So if you need an excuse, that's it.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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