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7. Beyond a joke

7. Beyond a joke  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601714
Comedy rescues difficult situations. It helps dig people out of holes and help them deal with suffering. As Nietzsche has proclaimed: ‘Perhaps I know best why man alone laughs. He alone ... More

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