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Garrison Keillor - A Voice of America

Garrison Keillor

A Voice of America

By Judith Yaross Lee
Series: Studies in Popular Culture Series

Paperback : 9780878054732, 258 pages, March 1991

A pleasurable look at the comic imagination of Lake Wobegon’s favorite son and contemporary America’s favorite humorist


Garrison Keillor: A Voice of America explores the comic imagination that put Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, on the map along with Hannibal, Missouri, and Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

This first full-length analysis of Keillor’s humor draws on manuscripts and audiotapes in the archives at Minnesota Public Radio, as well as upon the wealth of poetry and prose published by Keillor since his student days at the University of Minnesota.

In addition to tracing the evolution of Keillor’s Lake Wobegon monologue, this enjoyable book examines the themes and comic techniques of Keillor’s songs, poems, dramas, commercials, and audience-participation events that shine among the brightest highlights of his radio shows.