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  Bankhead, Tallulah (1902-1968), politically incorrect quotations
  Bankhead, Tallulah
  Banks, Russell, Continental Drift (1985): analysis
  Barlow, Joel, humor from “The Hasty Pudding” (1796)
  Barlow, Joel, from “The Hasty Pudding” (1796): humor
  Barnes, Djuna, Nightwood (1936): analysis by 8 critics
  Barth, John, Giles Goat Boy (1966): analysis by 5 critics
  Barth, John
  Barth, John, “Lost in the Funhouse” (1967): commentary by Barth
  Barth, John, Lost in the Funhouse (1968): analysis
  Barthelme, Donald
  Barthelme, Donald, “Paraguay” (1968): commentary by Barthelme
  Baum, Lyman Frank, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900): analysis by 2 critics
  Bellamy, Edward, Looking Backward, 2000-1887 (1888): analysis
  Bellow, Saul, Dangling Man (1944): analysis by 6 critics
  Bellow, Saul, The Victim (1947): analysis by 7 critics
  Bellow, Saul, The Adventures of Augie March (1953): analysis by 11 critics
  Bellow, Saul, Seize the Day (1956): analysis by 4 critics
  Bellow, Saul, Henderson the Rain King (1959): analysis by 11 critics
  Bellow, Saul, Herzog (1964): analysis by 4 critics
  Bellow, Saul, Mister Sammler's Planet (1970): analysis by 2 critics
  Bellow, Saul, Humboldt’s Gift (1975): analysis by 4 critics
  Bellow, Saul, The Dean’s December (1982): analysis
  Bellow, Saul
  Benchley, Robert (1889-1945), witty quotations
  Benchley, Robert
  Berra, Yogi (1925- ), wacky quotations: unintentional humor
  Berra, Yogi
  Berry, D. C., “Godiva” (c.2009): parody of Sylvia Plath
  Berry, D. C., “Godiva” (c.2009): parody of Sylvia Plath
  Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914?), quotations: bitter wit
  Bierce, Ambrose, from “Our Tales of Sentiment” (c.1900): parody of popular fiction
  Bierce, Ambrose
  Bierce, Ambrose, “An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge”: analysis by 4 critics
  Bierce, Ambrose, “Chickamauga”: analysis
  Bierce, Ambrose, “The Boarded Window”: analysis
  Billings, Josh (1818-1885), humorous deadpan quotations
  Billings, Josh
  Bishop, Elizabeth, “The Fish” (1955): analysis
  Black Elk, humor from Black Elk Speaks (1932)
  Black Elk
  Black Hawk of the Sac
  Bogan, Louise, “The Dream” (1954): analysis
  Bowles, Paul, The Sheltering Sky (1949): analysis by 10 critics
  Boyle, T. Coraghassen, Water Music (1982): analysis
  Brackenridge, Hugh H., from Modern Chivalry (1792-1815): satire
  Brackenridge, Hugh H., Modern Chivalry (1792-1815): analysis by 7 critics
  Bradford, William, humor from Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 (1642)
  Bradford, William
  Bradstreet, Anne, “The Flesh and the Spirit” (1678): analysis
  Bradstreet, Anne, “A Letter to Her Husband” (1678): analysis
  Bradstreet, Anne
  Brant of the Mohawks
  Brautigan, Richard, Trout Fishing in America (1967): analysis by 2 critics
  Brooks, Gwendolyn, “A Song in the Front Yard” (1945)
  Brooks, Gwendolyn, “Sadie and Maud” (1945)
  Brooks, Gwendolyn, “We Real Cool” (1966)
  Brown, Charles Brockden, Wieland (1798): analysis by 4 critics
  Brown, William Wells, Clotel; or, The President's Daughter (1853): commentary
  Brown, Charles Brockden
  Bryant, William Cullen, “Thanatopsis” (1817): analysis
  Bryant, William Cullen, “The Prairies” (1832): analysis
  Bugeja, Michael J., “The Influence of William Carlos Williams” (2009)
  Burroughs, William, Naked Lunch (1959): review
  Butler, Judith, first prize for bad writing (1998): unintentional humor