On the Comic and Laughter (Toronto Studies in Semiotics and by Vladimir Propp,Jean-Patrick Debbèche,Paul J. Perron

By Vladimir Propp,Jean-Patrick Debbèche,Paul J. Perron

An large research of the types and services of the comedian, this energetic and fascinating English serious variation may be welcomed by means of these attracted to laughter, comedy, folklore, Russian literature, and particular authors comparable to Gogol, Pushkin, Chekhov, Rabelais, Molière, and Shakespeare. The direct, funny, and provocative form of this paintings, which tackles the topic of humour with an enormous array of shiny examples encountered on each web page, will surely entice the modern reader.

Vladimir Propp takes quite a few sorts of laughter in literature and genuine existence and addresses questions resembling the comedian of similarity, the comedian of distinction, parody, duping, incongruity, mendacity, ritual laughter, and carnival laughter. the writer of the commonly acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an unique, entire, and intriguing learn on how humour works, and on every little thing you desired to learn about the style, in a transparent, approachable, and insightful manner.

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