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The Forgotten Best-Sellers of Early English Fiction

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a look at the volume of comic fiction published in the midcentury print market. Sentimental or didactic novels and ramble novels were mostly cheerful memoirs with skeletal plots ... More


Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More


The phantom of the clock: Laughter and the time of life in the writings of Qian Zhongshu and his contemporaries

Diran John Sohigian

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the impact of Henri Bergson's writings on the comic and the nature of time on two of China's greatest writers of the early twentieth century, Lao She and Qian Zhongshu. The work ... More


The Aesthetic-Historical Imaginary: On Shoah and Maus

Henry W. Pickford

in The Sense of Semblance: Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245406
eISBN:
9780823250776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245406.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Lanzmann’s film Shoah and Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus in light of the epistemology of testimony. Two epistemic dimensions are involved: (a) propositional knowledge, ... More


The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl and Motl, the Cantor's Son

Sholem Aleichem

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092462
eISBN:
9780300128635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092462.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem. The Letters of Menakhem-Mendl and Sheyne-Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous ... More


Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives

David Herman

in Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 4 returns to questions of media first posed in the introduction. Specifically, it considers how the creators of comics and graphic novels in which nonhuman animals are focal participants use ... More


Comedy, History, and Culture

William V. Costanzo

in When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How has comedy evolved around the globe from earliest times to today? Chapter 4 offers a chronology of comedy. Distinguishing among laughter, comedy, and humor, it finds evidence of humor in ancient ... More


Comedy, Class, and Nation

Philip Tew

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter studies the comic novel. If British and Irish culture in the post-war decades underwent some radical social and political upheavals, the novel registered and critiqued these ... More


Epilogue

in The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236870
eISBN:
9781846314469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses other works of Paul Auster, including the novels ‘Mr. Vertigo’ and ‘Timbuktu’ and the screenplay ‘Smoke’. It explains that ‘Timbuktu’ is a comic novel with allegorical ... More


Realists: ‘The Movement’, Kingsley Amis, David Lodge

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A new generation of writers in the 1950s was seen as reacting against both the literary romanticism of their predecessors and the dominant class associations of the literary world. This chapter ... More


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