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Love song for the life of the mind : an essay on the purpose of comedy

Author: Gene Fendt
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2007.
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Develops the view of comedy that, the author argues, would have been set out in Aristotle's missing second book of "Poetics". This book argues, against a variety of formalist and intellectualist  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fendt, Gene, 1955-
Love song for the life of the mind.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654541629
Named Person: Aristotle.; Iphigenia, (Mythological character); Aristotle.; Iphigenia, (Mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Fendt
ISBN: 0813214858 9780813214856
OCLC Number: 70251145
Description: xxvi, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of the Iphigenia and the purposes of tragedy --
The purpose of comedy --
The exemplary comic fiction : resolution, catharsis, and culture in As you like it --
A love song for the life of the mind : Arcadia --
Epilogue : "Still awake and drinking" : Symposium 223c, d.
Responsibility: Gene Fendt.
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