Understanding laughter: the workings of wit & humor

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Nelson-Hall, 1978 - Literary Criticism - 265 pages
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Explores the problem of why humor is funny, presenting the social history and psychological theories of laughter and concluding that ridicule is the basic component of all humor

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49
Humor and Wit
91
Laughter
117
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About the author (1978)

Gruner is professor of speech communication at the University of Georgia.

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