Broken Laughter

Broken Laughter

Select Fragments of Greek Comedy S. Douglas Olson. OXFORD Broken Laughter Select Fragments of Greek Comedy Edited by S. Douglas Olson BROKEN LAUGHTER. Front Cover.

Author: S. Douglas Olson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191569449

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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A collection of over 200 of the most interesting and important fragments of Greek comedy, accompanied by a commentary; an extensive introduction discussing the history of comic genre; a series of appendixes on the individual poets, the inscriptional evidence, and the like; and a complete translation of the fragments. Individual sections illustrate the earliest Greek comedy from Syracuse; the characteristic features of Athenian `Old', `Middle', and `New Comedy'; the comic presentation of politicians, philosophers, and women; the comic reception of other poetry; and many aspects of daily life, including dining and symposia.
Categories: Literary Collections

Plato s Laughter

Plato s Laughter

Broken Laughter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3007. Otto, Walter F. Dionysus: Myth and Cult. Translated by Robert B. Palmer. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1965. Patterson, Richard. “The Platonic Art of Comedy and Tragedy.

Author: Sonja Madeleine Tanner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438467382


Page: 264

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Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure. Plato was described as a boor and it was said that he never laughed out loud. Yet his dialogues abound with puns, jokes, and humor. Sonja Madeleine Tanner argues that in Plato’s dialogues Socrates plays a comical hero who draws heavily from the tradition of comedy in ancient Greece, but also reforms laughter to be applicable to all persons and truly shaming to none. Socrates introduces a form of self-reflective laughter that encourages, rather than stifles, philosophical inquiry. Laughter in the dialogues—both explicit and implied—suggests a view of human nature as incongruous with ourselves, simultaneously falling short of, and superseding, our own capacities. What emerges is a picture of human nature that bears a striking resemblance to Socrates’ own, laughable depiction, one inspired by Dionysus, but one that remains ultimately intractable. The book analyzes specific instances of laughter and the comical from the Apology, Laches, Charmides, Cratylus, Euthydemus, and the Symposium to support this, and to further elucidate the philosophical consequences of recognizing Plato’s laughter.
Categories: PHILOSOPHY

Laughter on the Fringes

Laughter on the Fringes

Broken Laughter: Select Fragments of Greek Comedy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Olson, S. D. 2010. “Comedy, Politics and Society.” In G. Dobrov (ed.), Brill's Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy, 35–69. Leiden: Brill.

Author: Anna Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190697105

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book examines the impact that Athenian Old Comedy had on Greek writers of the imperial era. It is generally acknowledged that imperial-era Greeks responded to Athenian Old Comedy in one of two ways: either as a treasure trove of Atticisms or as a genre defined by and repudiated for its aggressive humor. Worthy of further consideration, however, is the degree to which both approaches, and particularly the latter one that relegated Old Comedy to the fringes of the literary canon, led authors to engage with the ironic and self-reflexive humor of Aristophanes, Eupolis and Cratinus. Authors ranging from serious moralizers (Plutarch and Aelius Aristides) to comic writers in their own right (Lucian, Alciphron) to other figures not often associated with Old Comedy (Libanius) adopted aspects of the genre to negotiate power struggles, facilitate literary and sophistic rivalries, and as a model for autobiographical writing. To varying degrees, these writers wove recognizable features of the genre (e.g. the parabasis, its agonistic language, the stage biographies of the individual poets) into their writings. The image of Old Comedy that emerges from this time is that of a genre in transition. It was, on the one hand, with the exception of Aristophanes' extant plays, on the verge of being almost completely lost; on the other hand, its reputation and several of its most characteristic elements were being renegotiated and reinvented.
Categories: History

The Broken Laugh

The Broken Laugh

а On the outskirts of the town , where the bombardment had not wrought the same havoc as in the centre near the church that was so systematically shelled , the houses had been broken into and pillaged . Not a door but swung with a burst ...

Author: Meg Villars


ISBN: WISC:89006931851


Page: 343

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March s Thesaurus Dictionary

March s Thesaurus Dictionary

Suppressed or broken laughter . Crow . A triumphant shout . Fit of laughter . Continued laughter which overpowers one for the time being . Flush . The color which overspreads the face in time of exultation . Giggle .

Author: Francis Andrew March


ISBN: STANFORD:36105129721804

Category: English language

Page: 1440

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Categories: English language



They were all broken. “Broken, just like me,” I heard myself whisper. Then staring hard at the tattered contents of that bag, I said with a laugh, “Yeah! That's exactly what they are! Broken like me!” Realizing the attraction I must ...

Author: Bill MacNabb

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781645596851

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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What if various members of a Christian family experienced a life-threatening illness, a kidney donation, the death of a baby, spiritual warfare, and an unexpected healing on hands and knees, most of it, in the span of a few years? How would they handle it as individuals and as a family? This true story promises lots of humor to make you laugh; overwhelming heartbreak to make you cry; and spiritual events that might cause you to wonder if they are really true, which they are. "In a nutshell," the author says, "everybody needs God and a sense of humor." Please feel free to contact Bill at the following email address: [email protected]
Categories: Fiction

Enjoyment of Laughter

Enjoyment of Laughter

Grown-up people are amateurs in laughter; babies are the real thing. If there is any exception to this rule, ... “And when the heart in the body is torn, Torn and bleeding and broken, We still have laughter beautiful and shrill.” HEINE.

Author: Max Eastman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351311700

Category: Humor

Page: 405

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Humor at its best is a somewhat fluid and transitory element, but most books about it are illustrated with hardened old jokes from the comic papers, or classic witticisms jerked out of their context. Max Eastman, in this work, avoids this catastrophe by quoting mainly from contemporary American humor. This is not an anthology in that selections have been made with a view to making a point rather than covering the field. The purpose of Eastman's fabled work is to make the reader laugh. Since his early school days, it has seemed to him that textbooks are wrongly written in that they are conducted in a way which ignores the natural operation of the mind. As a result, the opinion is universal, and under the circumstances a fact, that in order to learn anything you have to study. Since this introduction to humor is itself near to writing a textbook, Eastman uses the very text he constructs to illustrate the manner in which textbooks should be written. Examination and classification of the kinds of humorous experience upon the basis of a theory is a science. As such, this work offers a fair chance to illustrate a method of instruction. However, the distinction between a good joke and a bad one will not prevent the reader from making bad jokes nor enable one to make good ones. There is an artistic and playful element that simply cannot be taught. Enjoyment of Laughter presents a total view of the science of laughter and draws upon some of the great American humorists to do so.
Categories: Humor

Presto Laughter

Presto  Laughter

More Than 2,800 New Laugh-Lines for Your Favorite Magic Tricks Carroll Edward Lisby. §Broken. and. Restored. Match. My magic is matchless and for that reason [ don't have any matches. Does anybody have one [could borrow?

Author: Carroll Edward Lisby

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469122946

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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One thing magicians like to hear even more than oohs and ahhs is laugher. They know laughter means a happy, satisfied audience, which means more bookings and higher fees. If youd like to add new laughs to your act but have despaired of finding suitable material take heart. Here is the resource countless magicians have been waiting for: Carroll Lisbys Presto! Laughter: More Than 2,800 New Laugh-Lines for Your Favorite Magic Tricks. Not a batch of old, recycled jokes, Presto! Laughter is instead a goldmine of magic-themed laugh-lines that you can drop in at appropriate times during a performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Land Without Laughter

Land Without Laughter

Still making wry comments, they went humping out into the moonlight whence they had come. Blistering rnidnoon the following day found us limping into Turfan with three broken springs, a twisted frame and minus 304 LAND WITHOUT LAUGHTER.

Author: Ahmad Kamal

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595010059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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"In the veins of the men of Tataristan courses the blood of Mongol, Hun, Macedonian and Chinese…the fanaticism of Saladin’s and Tamerlane’s Islam, and a rich heritage of Chinese wile." This is the land and these are the countrymen of Ahmad Kamal’s ancestors. A Muslim of Tartar stock, Mr. Kamal was born in America. His great-grandfather fought against the Russians in Central Asia. More than a century later, his American descendant returned to renew the battle in the 1930s. Kamal entered Turkestan through India and Tibet, crossing in mid-winter the most formidable frontier in the world, the Himalayan passes. The account of this journey — under constant threat of extinction from falling avalanches of snow — begins a series of almost incredibly hazardous adventures, told with an authenticity that unrolls the whole richly colored tapestry of a strange, feudal, and barbaric land. AuthorBio: Ahmad Kamal was born on a Colorado Indian reservation in 1914 of Turco-Tatar parents who were forced into exile by the Tsar for participation in the 1905 Revolution. Kamal's genetic makeup imprinted all his endeavors be they as deep sea diver, combat pilot, horseman, warrior, and as exponent of national self-determination. He commanded the Basmachi Rebellion in Turkistan in the 1920's and 1930's, supported the independence of Indonesia and Algeria, and was commanding General of the Muslim liberation forces of the Union of Burma into the 1980's. Though he devoted his entire life to the independence of his fatherland from the Russian and Chinese yokes, he died a month short of the collapse of the USSR. Japan's press, Asahi Shimbun marked his exsistence stating: "Ahmad Kamal lived like a Samurai—and died like a Samurai."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter

The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter

in hand, I applied adhesive to the jagged edges and waited before pressing the broken piece in place. The ringing phone drew my attention. Placing the item on the counter, I picked up the receiver. After my conversation, I hung the ...

Author: Mary Hollingsworth

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414365764

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Another devotional from the best-selling One Year line, The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter is specifically designed to brighten your day with laughter and joy. Joy is a special type of happiness. Each one of us needs to and should create habits in our lives that encourage us to look on the bright side of our circumstances and see the goodness in what God has given us. This devotional is a daily joy break—something all of us need.
Categories: Religion