The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Conrad Hyers

The Spirituality of Comedy: Comic Heroism in a Tragic World

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Publication date: December 2011
ISBN: 9781412834988
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To understand comedy is to understand humanity, for the comic sense is central to what it means to be human. The Spirituality of Comedy explores the wisdom of comedy and the comic answer to tragedy (in both popular and classical senses of the term). Tragedy is seen as a fundamental problem
of human existence, while comedy is its counterweight and resolution. Conrad Hyers has taken a fresh look at comedy from the standpoint of comparative mythology and religion, and thus comedy’s spiritual
significance. In his unique study of the comic tradition, Hyers explains the difficulty in pinning down themes, structures, plots, or characters that are common to all comedy. The approach of this book is broadly interdisciplinary, with materials and interpretations introduced from the various fields of
the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as they illuminate both the tragic  and comic sensibilities.

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