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The Resource Surprised by laughter : the comic world of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall

Surprised by laughter : the comic world of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall

Label
Surprised by laughter : the comic world of C.S. Lewis
Title
Surprised by laughter
Title remainder
the comic world of C.S. Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Terry Lindvall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For C.S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindvall, Terry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian literature, English
  • Fantasy literature, English
  • Satire, English
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • Satire
Label
Surprised by laughter : the comic world of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: The idea and the legacy. The deadly dissection -- Perspectives -- Fathers and sons -- Grandfather of mirth and gladness -- Humor of the self -- pt. 2: Joy. Sehnsucht -- Joy and suffering -- Laughter of reunions -- Joy and hierarchy -- A joyful noise -- Laughter as thanksgiving -- Heaven -- pt. 3: Fun. The quiddity of life -- Humor and humility -- Gravity and levity -- Food and drink -- Adventures and games -- The fun in nature -- Wild play -- The fun of reading -- Wordplay -- pt. 4: The joke proper. Wit and wordplay -- The word made joke -- Comic techniques and topics -- Taboo humor -- The vernacular and the vulgar -- The oldest joke -- Falling from Frauendienst -- Sex and marriage -- pt. 5: Satire and flippancy. A storehouse of satire -- The sword of satire -- Flippancy -- pt. 6: Conclusion: the laughter of love. A divine comedy
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 486 pages
Isbn
9781595554789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)738353561
  • (OCoLC)ocn738353561
  • 859296
Label
Surprised by laughter : the comic world of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: The idea and the legacy. The deadly dissection -- Perspectives -- Fathers and sons -- Grandfather of mirth and gladness -- Humor of the self -- pt. 2: Joy. Sehnsucht -- Joy and suffering -- Laughter of reunions -- Joy and hierarchy -- A joyful noise -- Laughter as thanksgiving -- Heaven -- pt. 3: Fun. The quiddity of life -- Humor and humility -- Gravity and levity -- Food and drink -- Adventures and games -- The fun in nature -- Wild play -- The fun of reading -- Wordplay -- pt. 4: The joke proper. Wit and wordplay -- The word made joke -- Comic techniques and topics -- Taboo humor -- The vernacular and the vulgar -- The oldest joke -- Falling from Frauendienst -- Sex and marriage -- pt. 5: Satire and flippancy. A storehouse of satire -- The sword of satire -- Flippancy -- pt. 6: Conclusion: the laughter of love. A divine comedy
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 486 pages
Isbn
9781595554789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)738353561
  • (OCoLC)ocn738353561
  • 859296

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