Only a Joke Can Save Us: A Theory of Comedy

Author:   Todd McGowan
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
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9780810135802


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   30 September 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Todd McGowan
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
Imprint:   Northwestern University Press
ISBN:  

9780810135802


ISBN 10:   0810135809
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   30 September 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Only a Joke Can Save Us offers a master class in psychoanalysis masquerading as a master class in comedy. McGowan's theory yields powerful, persuasive, original insights into examples as varied as classic cinema, Jewish jokes, Kierkegaard, and Shakespeare. This master class will be thoroughly enjoyed by philosophers, cultural critics, affect theorists, and psychoanalytic thinkers alike. - Anna Kornbluh, author of Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Realist Form


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Todd McGowan is an associate professor of film and television studies at the University of Vermont.

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