Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive History

Sudden Glory Laughter as Subversive History In this wonderful exploration of the meaning of laughter Barry Sanders queries its uses from the ancient Hebrews to Lenny Bruce turning up evidence of its age old power to subvert authority and give

  • Title: Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive History
  • Author: Barry Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780807062050
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this wonderful exploration of the meaning of laughter, Barry Sanders queries its uses from the ancient Hebrews to Lenny Bruce, turning up evidence of its age old power to subvert authority and give voice to the voiceless.

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    1. Sudden Stupidity:Laughing at an AcademicThoughts upon reading Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive History by Barry SandersAcademics are quite skillful at twisting, muddling and blurring meanings. This seems to be particularly true if they specialize in the humanities, the so-called liberal arts. Having earned a degree in this arena, suddenly one becaomes an expert in babbling the most absurd nonsense about anything and everything. Barry Sanders' book Sudden Glory: Laughter as subversive History [...]


    2. a challenging and jolly read about the history of laughter from the ancients to the the 20th century, which gives high marks for Chaucer along the way. He emphasizes too heavily the somber side of Christian thought on laughter (see Screech's, Laughter at the Foot of the Cross for a more complete view), but ranges widely across Western history, especially emphasizing word origins and the freedom laughter brings. A book to read again very shortly.



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