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The Humanist Comedy

Alexander Welsh

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, authors in the Western literary tradition have applied a sceptical or contrarian perspective to religious beliefs and practices by using the freedom ceded to comedy. This study, which ranges from Aristophanes through Erasmus and Molière to the Nobel Prize-winning José Saramago, charts the history of such humanist humour and its use as a means of making room for multiple points of view and easing the negotiation of differences.
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  • Publisher: Yale UP
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 276pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 235x156mm
  • ISBN: 9780300197518
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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