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Split Down the Sides: On the Subject of Laughter (Paperback)
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Split Down the Sides: On the Subject of Laughter (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 28/02/1997
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This book is a study of the interrelationship between comedy and selfhood. While most people have a clear idea of what is meant by comedy, the notion of a self is much more enigmatic and therefore requires illumination. The book is accordingly divided into two parts: the first attempts to clarify what is meant by a self, and the second applies the resulting schematization of selfhood to the phenomenon of laughter. The two parts echo one another, contributing both to an understanding of comedy and to the ongoing philosophical question of identity.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761805519
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 14 mm


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...succeeds in probing some interesting dilemmas about comedy, its origins, and its exposition of certain tendencies in human ideas of self-identity. -- Marc Hewson, Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor
...succeeds in probing some interesting dilemmas about comedy, its origins, and its exposition of certain tendencies in human ideas of self-identity. -- Marc Hewson, Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor

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