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Humour

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A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture-by one of its greatest exponents Written by an acknowledged master of comedy, this study reflects on the nature of humour and the functions it serves. Why do we laugh? What are we to make of the sheer variety of laughter, from braying and cackling to sniggering and chortling? Is humour subversive, or can it defuse dissent? Can we define wit? Packed with illuminating ideas and a good many excellent jokes, the book critically examines ...

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Humour
2019, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300243147

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Humour
2019, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781541436527

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