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By Agnes Heller

Immortal Comedy is the 1st ebook to 'think' philosophically concerning the comedian phenomenon as a rule. even if writer Agnes Heller had written a e-book that's either deeply scholarly and meditative with reference to the comedian shape in movie, literature, and existence her writing is eminently approachable. In either its topic and magnificence, Immortal Comedy is a seminal publication. In it, Heller takes us on a trip via theories of comedy starting with classical concept. She then detours via foundational political thinkers who check with, for example, laughter and tool. we're additionally brought to fashionable systematic techniques to considering comedy, mental ways, and existential techniques. The discerning blend of Heller's person flavor for the pantheon of comedic paintings and, additionally, what critics may possibly think of 'less major' paintings offers this e-book a personality except all others. it's the element with which Heller makes her dialogue, how and the place she locates 'the comic,' and possibly most importantly her dialogue of comedy and our personal lives that makes Immortal Comedy a central publication for the complete diversity of humanities students and enthusiasts.

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