The Comic Mode in English Literature: From the Middle Ages to Today (BOK)

Murray Roston

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From Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a comprehensive guide to comedy in the English literary canon. Beginning with a critical exploration of historical and philosophical theories of humour, the book then supplies close-readings of a wide range of major texts, authors and genres from the Medieval period to the present. The Comic Mode in English Literature examines such texts as: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's DreamPope's The Rape of the LockAusten's EmmaDickens' The Pickwick PapersWilde's The Importance of Being EarnestAmis's Lucky Jim Covering poetry, prose and drama, this comprehensive guide will be essential reading for students of comic writing, literary history and genre.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Murray Roston
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781441195883
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 2cm
Vekt 515 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general, Philosophy: aesthetics, Literary theory

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