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At the foot of the Cross, as Jesus hung in agony, the crowd laughed. Christians, ever since, have been ambivalent about laughter. Debates about Christian laughter had a profound influence on many great humanist writers, including Erasmus and Rabelais. Here, Michael Screech illuminates the background to their writing and their individual achievements. 'Elegant and stimulating' Karen Armstrong, IndependentBiografía del autor:
M.A Screech is an Extraordinary Fellow of Wolfson College, an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature, and Fellow of University College, London. His other books include MONTAIGNE'S COMPLETE ESSAYS and MONTAIGNE AND MELANCHOLY.
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Descripción Paperback. Condición: Very Good. Paperback. Slight wear to covers otherwise no damage, internally clean. Very good condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: A15B51027
Descripción Paperback. Condición: Very Good. Takes as its starting point the group of concepts centred on "good" madness - and, consequently, on laughter and comedy - which were discovered and developed in the Renaissance as objects of historical study and which led to a subtle shift of emphasis in many domains such as theology, literature, law and medicine. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR002040379