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Comedy [2 volumes]: A Geographic and Historical Guide

ISBN-13: 978-0313327063
ISBN-10: 0313327068
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"[S]tudents ... will find this book a useful resource... I do not know of any book which covers the literary criticism of comedy in such exhaustive detail as this... University libraries ... catering for courses in English literature, media studies, etc. will find eager readers for it. [S]tudents of the comic tradition in Western culture will find the information they need neatly laid out for them in a clear and accessible fashion."-Reference Reviews

"ÝS¨tudents ... will find this book a useful resource... I do not know of any book which covers the literary criticism of comedy in such exhaustive detail as this... University libraries ... catering for courses in English literature, media studies, etc. will find eager readers for it. ÝS¨tudents of the comic tradition in Western culture will find the information they need neatly laid out for them in a clear and accessible fashion."-Reference Reviews

?[S]tudents ... will find this book a useful resource... I do not know of any book which covers the literary criticism of comedy in such exhaustive detail as this... University libraries ... catering for courses in English literature, media studies, etc. will find eager readers for it. [S]tudents of the comic tradition in Western culture will find the information they need neatly laid out for them in a clear and accessible fashion.?-Reference Reviews

?This two-volume collection of essays by scholars who are experts on a variety of comedic topics shows that comedy has a long history and a broad geography. The contributors' fascinating accounts range over a variety of divergent eras and areas....[t]he set offers much to admire....[e]arns a place in the general literature on comedy--particularly for its essays on such contemporary comedic forms as stand-up comedy television sitcoms. On the whole, it demonstrates that comedy is far from dead. Recommended. All collections.?-Choice

"This two-volume collection of essays by scholars who are experts on a variety of comedic topics shows that comedy has a long history and a broad geography. The contributors' fascinating accounts range over a variety of divergent eras and areas....[t]he set offers much to admire....[e]arns a place in the general literature on comedy--particularly for its essays on such contemporary comedic forms as stand-up comedy television sitcoms. On the whole, it demonstrates that comedy is far from dead. Recommended. All collections."-Choice

About the Author

MAURICE CHARNEY is Professor of English at Rutgers University and the author of several books on the history and theory of comedy, including Comedy High and Low. A former president of the Shakespeare Association of America, Charney has authored All of Shakespeare, How to Read Shakespeare, and Shakespeare on Love & Lust.

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