Sudden Glory

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Sudden Glory: A Brief History of Laughter Hardcover – September, 1995
by Barry Sanders (Author)

This book presents the history of one of the most evanescent but powerful forms of human expression – laughter. dw, 1995, 328pp

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal
Few literary matters are more elusive of definition than the function of laughter. Many thinkers have taken up the burden of explaining its purpose, yet the more they explain, the more that best of gifts to plodding humankind hides its secret springs. If after reading Sanders’s book we still seem no nearer to any real understanding of what laughter is, it is certainly not due to any skimping in his research. English professor Sanders (A Is for Ox, Pantheon, 1994) has gathered together a great deal of information on what have made and continue to make humans laugh?starting with the ancient world through the Middle Ages to the present?in relation to the social, intellectual, and doctrinal backgrounds of the times. But the feeling is inescapable that Sanders was at times bewildered by the magnitude of his undertaking and had never quite mastered exactly what he was examining. Not for your average collection.?A.J. Anderson, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Pr; First Edition edition (September 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0807062049
ISBN-13: 978-0807062043
Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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