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Posted March 10, 2006
This book can help anybody
I have been studying humor and laughter for many year, and this is absolutely the best books I have ever read. The title is an accurate prediction of the book's content: The scientific approach to the nature of humor. Igor Krichtafovitch pursues laughter in its main context of human history. Because author describes laughter everywhere it exists, the resulting theory is wide ranging, taking the reader into a variety of fields that are rarely addressed in the same volume. This book should belong in the reference library of everyone whose interest touches the study or practice of humor. There is plenty of material about those accessible and universally-appealing topics of sex, power, and the gender peaceful contest. And this is a humor is all about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 8, 2006
Understading the nature of humor
Following early researches like Plato, Cicero, Freid and others Russian scientist developes a comprehensive theory of humor. Igor Krichtafovitch reduced humor to that of a constant contest in which everybody becomes either winner or loser. People find that this book touches many familiar reasonings and scemes due to the fact Igor Krichtafovitch combines a lifetime of scientific research in natural science with creative work in writing humorous stories and poetries himself. It was proclaimed for many decades that humor dies when placed under the close shientific scrutiny. The 'Humor Theory' gives you perfect yet simple explanation why that is not true. In fact it may teach you how to make jokes in the most successful and appropriate way with your co-workers, bosses and opposite gender and gain most out of them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.