Table of contents for Humoring resistance : laughter and the excessive body in contemporary Latin American women's fiction / Dianna C. Niebylski.


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                 Acknowledgments ix

                   Introduction 1

                        ONE
Challenging Humor Theory with the Body's "Humors" 13

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           Incontinent Bodies, Mixed Humor:
                  Laura Esquivel 31

                       THREE
        Provocative Bodies, Hard-Edged Humor:
                 Ana Lydia Vega 53

                        FOUR
           Torpid Bodies, Skeptical Humor:
                Luisa Valenzuela 73

                        FIVE
            Sick Bodies, Corrosive Humor:
                Armonia Somers 95

                        SIX
          Mutating Bodies, Entropic Humor:
                Alicia Borinsky 125

                   Epilogue 149
                   Notes 153
                 Bibliography 173
                    Index 189





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