The Comedy Of Entropy

Author by : Patrick O'Neill
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Description : Entropic comedy is the phrase coined by Patrick O'Neill in this study to identify a particular mode of twentieth-century narrative that is not generally recognized. He describes it as the narrative expression of forms of decentred humour, or what might more loosely be called 'black humour.' O'Neill begins his investigation by examining the rise of an essentially new form of humour over the last three hundred years or so in the context of a rapid decay of confidence in traditional authoritative value systems. O'Neill analyses the resulting reorganization of the spectrum of humour, and examines th implications of this for the ways in which we read texts and the world we live in. He then turns from intellectual history to narratology and considers the relationship, in theoretical terms, of homour, play, and narrative as systems of discourse and the role of the reader as a textualizing agent. Finally, he considers some dozen twentieth-century narratives in French, German, and English (with occasional reference to other literatures) in the context of those historical and theoretical concerns. Authors of the texts analysed include Céline, Camus, Satre, and Robbe-Grillet in French; Heller, Beckett, Pynchon, Nabokov, and Joyce in English; Grass, Kafka, and Handke in German. The analyses proceed along lines suggested by structuralist, semiotic, and post-structuraist narrative and literary theory. From his analyses of these works O'Neill concludes they illustrate in narrative terms a mode of modern writing definable as entropic comedy, and he develops a taxonomy of the mode.


The Idea Of Comedy

Author by : Jan Hokenson
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Description : "Disengaging unstated premises to show how the theoretical discourse about comedy often enacts the intellectual disputes of its time, The idea of comedy tracks the history of comic theories along two principal axes. The first is historical, showing how the Hellenistic ethical conception devolves into social superiority and then into populist assertions, enidng on the question of whether contemporary comic theory is still populist today." "The second axis is conceptual, sorting theories by types of agreement and dispute. Whether comedy improves the citizens or threatens political instability, whether it insults or enacts moral standards, whether it serves God and the integrated superego or the devil and the anarchic id, are some of the questions addressed by theroists such as Cicero, Maggi, Dryden, Kant, Schopenhauer, Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, and Genette." -book jacket.


Comedy Of Entropy

Author by : Vincent Girardin
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Postmodern Studies

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Interlitteraria

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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

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Description : Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.


A Bibliography Of Sources In Christianity And The Arts

Author by : Daven Michael Kari
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Publisher by : Edwin Mellen Press
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Description : Works have been selected primarily for their utility to those conducting research in the fine arts relating to Christianity and religion. General categories covered include bibliographies of bibliographies, aesthetics, architecture, cinema, dance and mime, drama and rhetoric, electronic communications (radio, TV, and video), fabric arts, literature, music, photography, visual arts (calligraphy to sculpture), wit and humor.


Antichthon

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Description : A journal of ancient world studies... main emphasis on Greece and Rome [but includes] the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean from the beginnings of civilization to the Early Middle Ages.


The Not Too Divine Comedy

Author by : Gasienica
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Co S Mic Chaos

Author by : Amy R. Williamsen
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Publisher by : Juan De LA Cuesta
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Comparative Poetics

Author by : International Comparative Literature Association. Congress
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Film Review

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Release Print

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Energy Entropy

Author by : Patrick Brantlinger
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Description : " . . . important and admirable . . . " --Victorian Studies " . . . presents a good picture of many currents of thought that flowed through the Victorian mind, particularly those of a religious nature."--History "The overall standard of these essays is very high. . . . should win a deserved place upon our students' reading lists." --ISIS An outgrowth of a special issue of Victorian Studies, this volume has been expanded to include additional essays which broaden and enrich the collection, including essays on physics, mathematics, chemistry, economics, anthropology, and biology and how they influenced thought and literature in Victorian Britain.


Russian And Soviet Literature

Author by : Robert Lord
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Russian Literature

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Description : A concise introduction to Russian literature places major Russian writers in their historical contexts, exploring significant intellectual, political, and social trends, especially during the nineteenth century


The Comedy Of Mind

Author by : Rupert D. V. Glasgow
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Description : The Comedy of Mind is a readable philosophical essay on the relationship between philosophy and laughter. Taking themes from the world of comedy such as wonder, folly and madness, paradox, and nonsense, Glasgow examines the limits of human thought and reason as put forth by philosophers through the ages. He pays special attention to Socrates, Plato, Kant, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche among others. In his concern with the limits of human reason, he also explores various forms of mysticism and considers questions raised by modern logic and science. Glasgow's study brings together comic drama and literature with philosophical texts in a way that is original and provocative but also accessible to a wide audience.


The Catharsis Of Comedy

Author by : Dana Ferrin Sutton
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Description : Comedy criticism has lacked a theoretical underpinning both to facilitate the work of interpretation and to generate a satisfactory mode of discourse. In The Catharsis of Comedy, Dana F. Sutton takes the initial steps toward the creation of a comprehensive theory that embraces a number of theoretical constructs and analytical techniques. Sutton begins with an examination of the ideas of such thinkers as Aristotle, Herbert Spencer, Sigmund Freud, and Krishna Menon. Once the workings of comic catharsis are described, Sutton relates his new theory to other theories of comedy and humor, including the ideas of festival comedy set forth by Barber and Bakhtin, Lionel Abel's metatheater, and Konrad Lorenz's suggestion that humor originated in primate expressions of hostility. The result is a theory of enormous potential for the analysis of specific comedies, coupled with the creation of a vocabulary with which analytical discoveries can be discussed.


Canadian Books In Print

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Comedy

Author by : T. G. A. Nelson
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Description : From Plautus, Cervantes, and Charles Dickens to Evelyn Waugh, Joseph Heller, and Tom Stoppard, from A Midsummer Night's Dream to Arsenic and Old Lace and Woody Allen, this concise and readable book provides a thorough introduction to comic criticism. Nelson argues that there are significant recurring patterns of comedy, both in the classics and in more popular and commercial works. He discusses such themes as the link between comedy and carnival, the apparent obsession of modern writers with linguistic comedy, and the dilemma of feminists faced with traditional comedy that is largely sexist in nature.


Comedy

Author by : Maurice Charney
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Description : Tyranny and comedy / Daniel Gerould -- Black humor: to weep with laughing / Mathew Winston -- From Pyrrhonic to Vomedic irony / Morton Gurewitch -- Physical deformity and chivalric laughter in Renaissance England / John J. O'Connor -- Jacobean comedy and the acquisitive grasp / Malcolm Kiniry -- Hegel's theory of comedy / Anne Paolucci -- Smiles and laughter: some neurologic, developmental, and psychodynamic considerations / Herbert J. Levowitz -- Humor's devaluations in a modern idiom: the Don Juan plays of Shaw, Frisch, and Montherlant / Margaret Ganz -- The season of Twelfth Night / Ralph Berry -- Comic premises of Twelfth Night / Maurice Charney -- The sweetest rose: As You Like It as comedy of reconciliation / Charles Frey -- Travesties and the importance of being Stoppard / Coppélia Kahn -- Clearings in the jungle of life: the comedies of S.N. Behrman / Cyrus Hoy -- Candy in context / William Walling -- A pratfall can be a beautiful thing / B.H. Fussell -- Superheterodyne: radio comedy of the thirties / Don Wiener -- The reporter as comic writer: A.J. Liebling / Elmer M. Blistein -- Georges Feydeau's Hortense Said, "No Skin Off My Ass!" translated with an introduction / Norman R. Shaprio.


Philological Studies

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The Entropy Exhibition

Author by : Colin Greenland
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Publisher by : Routledge & Kegan Paul Books
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