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Product Description: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans. Whilst animals and robots might feature as prominent characters in our favourite comic movies, shows and stand-up routines, we have no reason to suspect that their real-life brethren get the joke...read more

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9781472580436 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 17, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans.

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9781350004511 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, August 25, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans.
9780553261523, titled "Life on the Run" | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, May 1, 1987), cover price $3.95 | also contains Life on the Run | About this edition: Book by Bradley, Bill

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Product Description: Arguing that the comic is a quality of literary works of art in other forms as well as comedy, George McFadden finds its essence in the maintenance of some literary feature--a situation, a character--as itself despite threats to alter it...read more

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9780691642253 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $97.50 | About this edition: Arguing that the comic is a quality of literary works of art in other forms as well as comedy, George McFadden finds its essence in the maintenance of some literary feature--a situation, a character--as itself despite threats to alter it.
9780691064963 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1981, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: Arguing that the comic is a quality of literary works of art in other forms as well as comedy, George McFadden finds its essence in the maintenance of some literary feature--a situation, a character--as itself despite threats to alter it.

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9780691614663 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $38.95

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Product Description: Comedy cannot be understood as an abstract critical concept, argues Roger Henkle; it 'must be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts. From this point of view he examines the development of literary comedy in nineteenth-century England, and shows how comic modes and techniques were used to express and release the tensions of the middle class during periods of both rapid cultural change and relative stability...read more

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9780691643403 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: Comedy cannot be understood as an abstract critical concept, argues Roger Henkle; it 'must be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts.
9780691064284 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 1, 1980, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Comedy cannot be understood as an abstract critical concept, argues Roger Henkle; it 'must be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts.

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9780691616063 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: Comedy cannot be understood as an abstract critical concept, argues Roger Henkle; it 'must be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts.
9780691100906, titled "Comedy and Culture: England, 1820-1900" | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1980, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Comedy cannot be understood as an abstract critical concept, argues Roger Henkle; it 'must be studied in specific cultural and historical contexts.

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Product Description: Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance. Relating this diversity to the variety of comedy's basic conventions - from happy endings to the presence of gags and the involvement of humour and laughter - they seek both to explain the nature of these forms and conventions and to relate them to their institutional contexts...read more

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9781138142176 | Routledge, March 30, 2016, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance.

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9780415046923 | Routledge, July 1, 1990, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance.

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9780203131978 | Routledge, January 4, 2002, cover price $37.95

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Product Description: A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the varietyand complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days tothe present, this authoritative guide offers an internationalperspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of itsformative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedyfrom the silent era to the presentInternational in scope, the collection embraces not justAmerican cinema, including Native American and African American,but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and KoreaEssays explore sub-genres, performers, and culturalperspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition toindividual worksEngages with different strands of comedy including slapstick,romantic, satirical and ironicFeatures original entries from a diverse group ofmultidisciplinary international contributor...read more
By Joanna E. Rapf (editor)

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9781444338591 | Blackwell Pub, December 3, 2012, cover price $213.95 | About this edition: A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the varietyand complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days tothe present, this authoritative guide offers an internationalperspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of itsformative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedyfrom the silent era to the presentInternational in scope, the collection embraces not justAmerican cinema, including Native American and African American,but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and KoreaEssays explore sub-genres, performers, and culturalperspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition toindividual worksEngages with different strands of comedy including slapstick,romantic, satirical and ironicFeatures original entries from a diverse group ofmultidisciplinary international contributors

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9781119169550 | Blackwell Pub, December 14, 2015, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the varietyand complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days tothe present, this authoritative guide offers an internationalperspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of itsformative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedyfrom the silent era to the presentInternational in scope, the collection embraces not justAmerican cinema, including Native American and African American,but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and KoreaEssays explore sub-genres, performers, and culturalperspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition toindividual worksEngages with different strands of comedy including slapstick,romantic, satirical and ironicFeatures original entries from a diverse group ofmultidisciplinary international contributors

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Product Description: Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops...read more
By Anna Foka (editor) and Jonas Liliequist (editor)

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9781137473301 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 6, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.

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Product Description: Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice presents the most current international scholarship on the complexity and subversive potential of women’s comedic speech, literature, and performance. Earlier comedy theorists such as Freud and Bergson did not envision women as either the agents or audiences of comedy, only as its targets...read more
By Sean Zwagerman (editor)

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9781611476439 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, March 27, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice presents the most current international scholarship on the complexity and subversive potential of women’s comedic speech, literature, and performance.

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9781412810173 | Transaction Pub, April 30, 2009, cover price $40.95

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Product Description: While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts...read more

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9781615931408 | Michael Wiese Productions, July 1, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1999, The Comedy of Mind is a philosophical essay on the relationship between philosophy and laughter. Glasgow focuses on characteristic techniques and topics from the realm of comedy such as wonder, folly and madness, paradox, wordplay, unmasking, nothing and nonsense and uses these as a way of examining the limits of human thought and reason as they have come to light in philosophical reflection down the ages...read more

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9780761815013 | Univ Pr of Amer, September 1, 1999, cover price $22.01

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9781480234949 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 22, 2012, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Originally published in 1999, The Comedy of Mind is a philosophical essay on the relationship between philosophy and laughter.
9780761815020 | Univ Pr of Amer, November 1, 1999, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The Comedy of Mind is a readable philosophical essay on the relationship between philosophy and laughter.

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Product Description: Why do funny movies make us laugh? In this thoughtful essay, by turns stimulating and meditative, distinguished filmmaker and Yale professor Michael Roemer shares his musings on what causes us to chortle, snort, and guffaw when we watch antics onscreen or onstage...read more

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9781442217560 | 1 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 14, 2012), cover price $39.00 | About this edition: Why do funny movies make us laugh?

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Product Description: What kind of literature is the Talmud? To answer this question, Daniel Boyarin looks to an unlikely source: the dialogues of Plato. In these ancient texts he finds similarities, both in their combination of various genres and topics and in their dialogic structure...read more

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9780226069166, titled "Socrates & the Fat Rabbis" | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 15, 2009, cover price $54.00

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9780226069173, titled "Socrates & the Fat Rabbis" | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 2012), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: What kind of literature is the Talmud?

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Product Description: (Applause Books). Funny: The Book is an entertaining look at the art of comedy, from its historical roots to the latest scientific findings, with diversions into the worlds of movies (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), television ( The Office ), prose (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater ( The Front Page ), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), as well as personal reminiscences from the author's experiences on such TV programs as Mork and Mindy ...read more

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9781557838292 | Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, April 1, 2012, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: (Applause Books).

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Product Description: An introductory guide to comedy in English literature that systematically applies comic theory to a wide range of texts from Chaucer to Bridget Jones's Diary.

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9781441195883 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 29, 2011, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: An introductory guide to comedy in English literature that systematically applies comic theory to a wide range of texts from Chaucer to Bridget Jones's Diary.

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9781441112316 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 29, 2011, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: From Chaucer"s The Canterbury Tales to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a comprehensive guide to comedy in the English literary canon.

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Product Description: Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content. When I first picked up this book and began reading it, I was looking for depth...read more

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9780826106087 | 1 edition (Springer Pub Co, December 15, 2010), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Humor is complex, and the author, Mitch Earleywine, does an exceptional job of covering the big bases of humor from a research perspective in a small space with a readable content.

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Product Description: 'Laughter', says Eric Weitz, 'may be considered one of the most extravagant physical effects one person can have on another without touching them'. But how do we identify something which is meant to be comic, what defines something as 'comedy', and what does this mean for the way we enter the world of a comic text? Addressing these issues, and many more, this is a 'how to' guide to reading comedy from the pages of a dramatic text, with relevance to anything from novels and newspaper columns to billboards and emails...read more

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9780521832601 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 27, 2009), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: 'Laughter', says Eric Weitz, 'may be considered one of the most extravagant physical effects one person can have on another without touching them'.

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9780521540261 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, April 27, 2009), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: 'Laughter', says Eric Weitz, 'may be considered one of the most extravagant physical effects one person can have on another without touching them'.

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Product Description: In this latest addition to Oxford's Modernist Literature & Culture series, renowned modernist scholar Michael North poses fundamental questions about the relationship between modernity and comic form in film, animation, the visual arts, and literature...read more

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9780195381221 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 19, 2008, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: In this latest addition to Oxford's Modernist Literature & Culture series, renowned modernist scholar Michael North poses fundamental questions about the relationship between modernity and comic form in film, animation, the visual arts, and literature.

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9780195381238 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 19, 2008, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: In this latest addition to Oxford's Modernist Literature & Culture series, renowned modernist scholar Michael North poses fundamental questions about the relationship between modernity and comic form in film, animation, the visual arts, and literature.

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9781412808446 | Transaction Pub, October 31, 2008, cover price $40.95

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781560002185 | Transaction Pub, October 1, 1995, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human.

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9781412807814 | Transaction Pub, September 30, 2008, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human.

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Product Description: Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be. This provocative book is filled with examples of jokes and riddles that reveal humor to be a meaningful--even significant--form of expression...read more

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9780252027864 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 28, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be.

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9780252075933 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 8, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Elliott Oring asks essential questions concerning humorous expression in contemporary society, examining how humor works, why it is employed, and what its messages might be.

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Product Description: A Lacanian look at how comedy might come to philosophy’s rescue, with examples ranging from Hegel and Molière to George W. Bush and Borat.

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9780262740319 | Mit Pr, March 31, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A Lacanian look at how comedy might come to philosophy’s rescue, with examples ranging from Hegel and Molière to George W.

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Product Description: Love Song for the Life of the Mind develops the view of comedy that, the author argues, would have been set out in Aristotle's missing second book of Poetics. As such it is both a philosophical and a historical argument about Aristotle; and the theory of comedy it elucidates is meant to be trans-historically and trans-culturally accurate...read more

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9780813214856 | Catholic Univ of Amer Pr, August 8, 2007, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: Love Song for the Life of the Mind develops the view of comedy that, the author argues, would have been set out in Aristotle's missing second book of Poetics.

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Product Description: In this extended essay, Vittorio Hösle develops a theory of the comical and applies it to interpret both the recurrent personae played by Woody Allen the actor and the philosophical issues addressed by Woody Allen the director in his films...read more

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9780268031046 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this extended essay, Vittorio Hösle develops a theory of the comical and applies it to interpret both the recurrent personae played by Woody Allen the actor and the philosophical issues addressed by Woody Allen the director in his films.

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Product Description: Immortal Comedy is the first book to 'think' philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general. Although author Agnes Heller had written a book that is both deeply scholarly and meditative on the subject of the comic form in film, literature, and life her writing is eminently approachable...read more

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9780739109199 | Lexington Books, October 30, 2005, cover price $97.00 | About this edition: Immortal Comedy is the first book to 'think' philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general.

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9780739112465 | Lexington Books, October 30, 2005, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Immortal Comedy is the first book to "think" philosophically about the comic phenomenon in general.

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