Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive Historyby Barry Sanders
Sudden Glory presents the history of one of the most evanescent but powerful forms of human expression--laughter. Here is the first book to look not at humor or comedy, but at laughter itself--and specifically at the way laughter evolved into an effective weapon for political subversion. Barry Sanders asks, What did people laugh at? And why? What was the Church's attitude? The Rabbis'? Who could do it, when, and at whom? When did the first joke appear?
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Barry Sanders is the author of A Is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word, among other books. He is Peter and Gloria Gold Professor of English at Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
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