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The humanist comedy, Alexander Welsh

Label
The humanist comedy
Title
The humanist comedy
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Welsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For about three thousand years comedy has applied a welcome humanist perspective to the world's religious beliefs and practices. From the ancient Greek comedies of Aristophanes, the famous poem by Lucretius, and dialogues of Cicero to early modern and Enlightenment essays and philosophical texts, together with the inherent skepticism about life after death in tragicomedies by Plautus, Shakespeare, Molière, and nineteenth-century novels by such as Dickens and Hugo, the literary critic and historian Alexander Welsh analyzes the prevalence of openness of mind and relieving good humor in Western thought. The Humanist Comedy concludes with close examination of a postmodern novel by the Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welsh, Alexander
Dewey number
809.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.H83
LC item number
W45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humor in literature
  • Literature
  • Humanism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor
  • RELIGION / Faith
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
Label
The humanist comedy, Alexander Welsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Laughter at the Gods in classical times -- Humanist games in Christian times -- Laughter at the passing generations
Control code
862053005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780300197518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013035993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862053005
Label
The humanist comedy, Alexander Welsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Laughter at the Gods in classical times -- Humanist games in Christian times -- Laughter at the passing generations
Control code
862053005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780300197518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013035993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)862053005

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