The Catharsis of Comedy - Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardback)
  • The Catharsis of Comedy - Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardback)
zoom

The Catharsis of Comedy - Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardback)

(author)
£47.95
Hardback Published: 01/05/1994
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
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.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847679058
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Riverside Chaucer
Added to basket
The Poems of Catullus
Added to basket
The Tain
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
If Not, Winter: Fragments Of Sappho
Added to basket
Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
The Aeneid
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Classical Literature
Added to basket
The Poetic Edda
Added to basket
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Birds and Other Plays
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.