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Dark Voyage and the Golden Mean A Philosophy of Comedy

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ISBN-10: 0393003574

ISBN-13: 9780393003574

Edition: N/A

Authors: Albert Cook

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Professor Cook develops his philosophical exploration of comedy from the ideas of the probable and the wonderful. These two profoundly different approaches to human experience imply the related poles of rationalism-idealism, society-individual, concept-symbol, and reason-imagination. In discussing the implications of these symbolic attitudes, Professor Cook casts new light on the nature of both tragedy and comedy, their subjects, goals, and techniques.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/1966
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Albert Cook is Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Classics at Brown University, where he has taught since 1978. Author, poet, and playwright, he is the author of the critical studies The Classic Line: A Study of Epic Poetry, Myth and Language, and Soundings: On Shakespeare, Modern Poetry, Plato, and Other Subjects; the poetry collections Adapt the Living, Modulars, and Delayed Answers; and the plays The Death of Trotsky and Recall. His articles and poetry have appeared in scores of periodicals.