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Comedy in comparative literature : essays on Dante, Hoffman, Nietzsche, Wharton, Borges, and Cabrera Infante

Author: David Gallagher; Manfred Pfister
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in comparative literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 69.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that examines the dynamics of comedy, jokes and laughter. It utilizes theories from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern-day fiction.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gallagher; Manfred Pfister
ISBN: 9780773414402 0773414401
OCLC Number: 678924078
Description: 203 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The trumpets of Dante's Inferno / Kathleen Haley --
Uncanny laughter: reworking Freud's theory of jokes with E.T.A. Hoffmann's 'The sandman' / Naomi Beeman --
Signifying laughter: the comic style of Nietzsche's Die frohliche Wissenschaft / Adrian Switzer --
The laughter of gods and devils: Edith Wharton and the Coen Brothers on deception, disappointment, and cosmic irony / Svetlana Rukhelman --
Jorge Luis Borges: aesthetic constructs and the humanism of play / Natalya Sukhonos --
Recovering laughter: corporeal follies in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Tres tristes tigres / Kael Ashbaugh.
Series Title: Studies in comparative literature (Lewiston, N.Y.), v. 69.
Responsibility: edited by David Gallagher ; with a foreword by Manfred Pfister.

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"...[explores] a wide range of modalities of laughter - and of related phenomena such as jokes, comedy and the comic, irony, play or folly - across the board and from board and the borders..." (Prof. Read more...

 
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