Humour Theorists of the Twentieth Century

Author: Parkin, John
Year:1997
Pages:324
ISBN:0-7734-8459-0
978-0-7734-8459-7
Price:219.95
This volume examines six theorists of humour who have emerged as particularly influential in the 20th century: Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arthur Koestler, Northrop Frye, and Helene Cixous. Their major theories are reviewed and tested, and major principles of the theories are set in context with one another, while also being inserted into an over-view which borrows from all of them but is determined by none.