Dimensions of Laughter in Crime and Punishment
"The present study offers new insights into the utilization of belletristic laughter not only in Crime and Punishment but also in the rest of Dostoevsky's major works. Additionally, it seeks to demonstrate that Dostoevsky's use of laughter bears a certain resemblance to the technique of other authors who employ laughter for artistic purposes - Leo Tolstoy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Umberto Eco among them."--BOOK JACKET.
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According Albert Rapp associative field attitude Bakhtin becomes behavior Brothers Karamazov burst carnival carnivalistic carriage castration chapter characters child childlike Christ Cologne carnival Crime and Punishment Crime for Punishment decrowning descending incongruity Devil diabolical Dostoevsky Dostoevsky's Poetics dream Dunya episode example fact feels figure final flashback form of laughter Freud funeral feast Gregory ground kissing Hat-Snatch Haymarket Square headgear human laughter humor Ibid idea interior monologue italics added jaywalking joke Katerina killing of Mikolka's kov's L'arbitraire du signe laugh Laughter in Crime Leonid Grossman linked Lizaveta louse Luzhin Marmeladov ment Mikolka's horse mind mirth moneylender Nature of Laughter nightmare novel Porfiry Porfiry's psychological Raskol Raskolni Raskolnikov Razumikhin reader represents ridicule Rodya Russian Saint Petersburg scene section titled sense sexual Snodgrass Sonya strange suicide Svidrigaylov symbolic theories of laughter tion trans Tsar Tsar Gorokh victim W. D. Snodgrass word York Zosimov
Page 17 - ... an instrument out of tune, a fly in ointment, snow in May, Archimedes studying geometry in a siege, and all discordant things ; a wolf in sheep's clothing, a breach of bargain, and falsehood in general ; the multitude taking the law in their own hands, and everything of the nature of disorder ; a corpse at a feast, parental cruelty, filial ingratitude, and whatever is unnatural ; the entire catalogue of the vanities given by Solomon are all incongruous, but they cause feelings of pain, anger,...
Page 25 - How much lies in Laughter : the cipher-key, wherewith we decipher the whole man ! Some men wear an everlasting barren simper ; in the smile of others lies a cold glitter as of ice : the fewest are able to laugh, what can be called laughing, but only sniff and titter and snigger from the throat outwards ; or at best, produce some whiffling husky cachinnation, as if they were laughing...
Page 17 - A decrepit man under a heavy burden, five loaves and two fishes among a multitude, and all unfitness and gross disproportion ; an instrument out of tune, a fly in ointment, snow in May, Archimedes studying geometry in a siege, and all discordant things ; a wolf in sheep's clothing, a breach of bargain, and falsehood in general ; the multitude taking the law...