SENSE OF HUMOUR by Stephen Potter


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A feast of note nibbling, this turns the zany of Gamesmanship and Lifemanship, etc., into an avid collector, analyzer and exhibitor. For here, along with a nicely turned definition of humour, (definitely English), are selections ranging through the centuries which make the most of the unintentionally funny, language, criticism and parody, satire, the comic situation, observation, self portraits. The laughing at- along with laughing with -- disinterred into a copious compendium which places the peak at 1910-1940 and includes in masters as well as involuntary talent and students, takes a tax of the brains you may have. A superior dredging which dissects while it diverts.

Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1955
Publisher: Holt