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In this great philosophical essay, Bergson explores why people laugh and what laughter means. First translated into English in 1911, this important work has long been unavailable. The work begins with a discussion of laughter in situations and the comic in words, and, in the final section, on the comic in character. From Punch and Judy shows to Figaro, from pratfalls to the great comic creations of Molliere's plays, Bergson explores the implications and full meaning of laughter, concluding ultimately that laughter is corrective. By laughter, society avenges itself."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781892295026
ISBN-10: 1892295024
Format: Paperback
(151mm x 100mm x 12mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Green Integer
Publisher: Green Integer
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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