Latest update: 14/06/2010
Reading between the lines of British humour
Augustin Trapenard discusses two books that explore the indefinable genius of British humour. “Zuleika Dobson”, the only novel ever written by Max Beerbohm, uses humour as a subversive weapon to defy social conventions. “Punch” is a collection of cartoons from the eponymous and iconic magazine, focusing heavily on two British obsessions, animals and sports.