Figueroa-Dorrego, Jorge Books
Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego is Tenured Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Vigo (Spain). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Santiago de Compostela.2009 0-7734-4730-X
This work is an annotated collection of extracts from a wide variety of sources that illustrate Western thought on the subject of humour and laughter from Antiquity to Late Modernity. The selection of texts includes writings from more that 40 different authors, ranging from the most influential in humour studies (such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Descartes, Hobbes, Hutcheson, Kant, Richter, Baudelaire, and Bergson) to others that are less frequently mentioned, such as Demetrius, the Church Fathers, Prynne, Barrow and Morris.