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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674012479
ISBN-10: 067401247X
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 151mm x 25mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

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