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"Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein?"

Sprachen und Spiele des Lachens in der Literatur

Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein? by Daniel Fulda
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Making readers laugh – or in the theatre making the audience laugh – is one of the most important but least acknowledged aims of literature. Even though we often laugh out of pure exuberance or smirk mockingly, it is nevertheless true that one can be “very serious even whilst laughing”, as Lessing’s Minna von Barnhelm already knew. This book explores the different types and language forms of laughter, using examples of German and European literature ranging from comedy in antiquity to the latest crime novel.

De Gruyter; February 2010
277 pages; ISBN 9783110232301
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Title: "Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein?"
Author: Daniel Fulda; Antje Roeben; Norbert Wichard
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