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The Resource Humour, Terry Eagleton

Humour, Terry Eagleton

Label
Humour
Title
Humour
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the functions it serves. Why do we laugh? What are we to make of the sheer variety of laughter, from braying and cackling to sniggering and chortling? Is humour subversive, or can it defuse dissent? Can we define wit? Packed with illuminating ideas and a good many excellent jokes, the book critically examines various well-known theories of humour, including the idea that it springs from incongruity and the view that it reflects a mildly sadistic form of superiority to others. Drawing on a wide range of literary and philosophical sources, Terry Eagleton moves from Aristotle and Aquinas to Hobbes, Freud, and Bakhtin, looking in particular at the psychoanalytical mechanisms underlying humour and its social and political evolution over the centuries
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6147
LC item number
.E194 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
Label
Humour, Terry Eagleton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019931197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780300243147
Lccn
2019931197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052875595
Label
Humour, Terry Eagleton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019931197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 178 pages
Isbn
9780300243147
Lccn
2019931197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052875595

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