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The Idea of Comedy: History, Theory, Critique.

0838640966

The idea of comedy; history, theory, critique.

Hokenson, Jan Walsh.

Fairleigh Dickinson U.P.

2006

287 pages

$52.50

Hardcover

PN56

Since antiquity, comic writers have endured, often proudly welcomed, being banned by popes and kings and assailed with rotten eggs and lawsuits, but have become apoplectic whenever some humorless critic tries to construct a theory of their art. So Hokenson (French and comparative literature, Florida Atlantic U.) figures he can cover a lot of territory that his colleagues have been satirized away from. He discusses theories from classical to modern, several modernist varieties, the postmodernist interlude, and contemporary theories. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses.

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