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The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World

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To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human. Nearly all the major issues with which human beings have exercised themselves are touched upon in some manner by the comic spirit. Yet education in the art of comedy and in comic appreciation is given little attention in most societies. The Spirituality of Comedy explores the wisdom of comedy and the comic answer to tragedy (in both popular and classical senses of the term). Tragedy is seen as a fundamental problem ...

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The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World
2008, Routledge, Somerset, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781412807814

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The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World
1995, Routledge, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781560002185

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