Weighing Delight and Dole: A Study of Comedy, Tragedy and Anxiety (American University Studies #26) (Hardcover)

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Weighing Delight and Dole: A Study of Comedy, Tragedy and Anxiety (American University Studies #26) (Hardcover)

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This work establishes a concept of anxiety reduction which is applied to a discussion of the literature on comedy and tragedy in order to propose new definitions of these genres. The results of this theoretical treatment are then employed in analyses of works of Shakespeare, Schiller, B chner, Lessing, Cary, De Vries and Kafka.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820408460
ISBN-10: 0820408468
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: January 1st, 1989
Pages: 275
Language: English
Series: American University Studies