At every turn in Segal's analysis - from Shakespeare to Moliere to Shaw - another facet of the comic art emerges, until finally he argues, "the head conquers and the heart dies": Letting the intellect take the lead, Cocteau, Ionesco and Beckett smother comedy as we know it.
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Author Biography - Erich Segal
Erich Segal taught at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton and was a Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of nine bestselling novels.