Essays in Luso-Hispanic Humor

Essays in Luso-Hispanic Humor

By: Paul S. Seaver (editor)Hardback

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In the time-honored traditions of humor in many cultures, the laugh comes from cognitive overload, an unforeseen juxtaposition, or exaggeration. Luso-Hispanic humor shares these traits, but is woven deeper into the fabric of the culture, and often is bound with dark and distressingly serious subjects. After all, the culture contains at least three


Preface; Acknowledgements; Interview with Luis Rafael Sanchez; El humor negro y la caricature contemporanea espanola con su origin en los clasicos espanoles (Jose Maria Perez Gonzalez "Peredis"); An Unsuitable Job for a Woman? Irony and Subversion in the 'Anatomical' Discourses of Norah Lange (K.M.Sibbald); Actas/actos de los apostoles en Espana (segunda mitad del siglo XVI) (Louis Imperiale); A parodia do sagrado em dois contos de Alamo Oliveira (Laura Areias); Reading Across the Puerto Rican Divide: Colonialism and the Politics of Humor in Three Stories by Ana Lydia Vega (Carol Wallace); Humor carnavalesco y erotico en La Lozana andaluza de Francisco Delicado (Linnette Fourquet-Reed); La caca verde: Un ejemplo de irregularidad criminal en El obsceno pajaro de la noche de Jose Donoso (Maria del C. Cerezo); Huarte's Early Modern Speculations About Melancholy and Laughter (Vera Cecilia Machline); Choteo y relajo: dimensions humoristicas en Tres tristes tigres y La guaracha del Macho Camacho (Alvin Joaquin Figueroa); Motion, Emotion, and the Art of Staircase Climbing: Cortazar's "Instrucciones" and Granell's El clavo (Jorge Mari)

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  • ISBN13: 9780773463226
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 125
  • ID: 9780773463226
  • ISBN10: 0773463224

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