Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic [Audiobook] download free by Henri Bergson

Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic Audiobook download free by Henri Bergson
  • Listen audiobook: Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
  • Author: Henri Bergson
  • Release date: 2014/5/13
  • Publisher: MARTINO FINE BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9781614277422
  • Rating: 9.2 of 10
  • Votes: 329
  • Review by: Aldo Barnes
  • Review rating: 7.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Duration: 2H41M50S in 256 kbps (42 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-17
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, TTA, OPUS, WAV, FLAC, MPC, MP3, MPEG4 (compression RAR, RPM, XZ, TAR.XZ, ZIP, AZW3, ARC)
  • Total pages original book: 210
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 17M36S (4.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 2014 Reprint of Original 1912 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. 'Laughter' is a collection of three essays by French philosopher Henri Bergson, first published in 1900. In a short introduction, Bergson announces that he will try to define the comic, but he does not want to give a rigid definition of the word; he wants to deal with the comic as part of human life. His ambition is also to have a better knowledge of society, of the functioning of human imagination and of collective imagination, but also of art and life. Bergson begins to note three facts on the comic: 1] the comic is strictly a human phenomenon. A landscape cannot be a source of laughter, and when humans make fun of animals, it is often because they recognize some human behavior in them. Man is not only a being that can laugh, but also a being that is a source of laughter. 2] laughter requires an indifference, a detachment from sensibility and emotion: 3] it is more difficult to laugh when one is fully aware of the seriousness of a situation. It is difficult to laugh alone, it is easier to laugh collectively. One who is excluded from a group of people does not laugh with them, there is often a complicity in laughter. Thus the comic is not a mere pleasure of the intellect, it is a human and social activity, it has a social meaning.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Humour Collections & Anthologies, Funny Books & Stories
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 9.89 USD
  • Dimensions: 149.86x228.6x17.78mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
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