Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

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by Henri Bergson
     
 

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"Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic" is Henri Bergson's treatise on comedy. Bergson makes three essential observations about laughter and comedy. Firstly that comedy is necessarily a human thing, secondly that laughter is a cerebral thing that requires detachment from the subject in order to laugh at it, and lastly that laughter plays an important

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"Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic" is Henri Bergson's treatise on comedy. Bergson makes three essential observations about laughter and comedy. Firstly that comedy is necessarily a human thing, secondly that laughter is a cerebral thing that requires detachment from the subject in order to laugh at it, and lastly that laughter plays an important social function. This interesting examination of what makes us laugh and why is a compelling and quick read, a must for any budding comedian or any one else seeking a greater understanding of humour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434470799
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Henri-Louis Bergson (18 October 1859 - 4 January 1941) was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that the processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality.
He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". In 1930, France awarded him its highest honour, the Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur.

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Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting collection of essays.