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Treatise On Laughter
by Laurent Joubert
translated by Gregory de Rocher
University of Alabama Press, 1980
eISBN: 978-0-8173-9055-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0026-5
Library of Congress Classification BF575.L3J6513 1980
Dewey Decimal Classification 152.4

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Laurent Joubert (b. 1529) was an important figure in the medical world of the French Renaissance. His monumental Treatise on Laughter provides categories and examples of the laughable. The work describes laughter, its causes and effects, its types and differences. His subdivisions and categories, along with their examples, furnish today's critic and reader with a Renaissance vision of comic commonplaces. It is this vision that may prove to be of great value in analyzing comic literature of the Renaissance.



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