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My hope is that you have enjoyed laughing at life with me and enjoyed this unexpected encounter. Index of Titles Index of First Lines Other books by D 94 E Laughter aLoud Mary-Christine Levett Unexpected Encounter.

Author: Mary-Christine Levett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453586121

Category: Humor

Page: 99

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Laughter Aloud is a light-hearted look at the author’s experiences expressed in prose and comic verse. The events and encounters are related in such a humorous way that the reader can often identify with them. This is a book to make one chuckle, and to indeed laugh aloud at the antics of the author as she travels in the United Kingdom and further afi eld. Her perception and descriptions provide entertainment throughout. A truly enjoyable book to which the reader will want to return many times.
2010-11-02 By Mary-Christine Levett

This is most obviously the case in stories in which some special significance is ascribed to laughing aloud. In Die Hose des Buhlers by Hans Folz, a merchant's suspicions regarding his wife's fidelity are allayed by the cunning female ...

Author: Sebastian Coxon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351560825

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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In contrast to the vernacular literary traditions of France, Italy and England, comic tales in verse flourished in late medieval Germany, providing bawdy entertainment for larger audiences of public recitals as well as for smaller numbers of individual readers. In a sustained close analysis Sebastian Coxon explores both the narrative design and fundamental thematic preoccupations of these short texts. A distinctively performative tradition of pre-modern narrative literature emerges which invited its recipients to think, learn and above all to laugh in a number of different ways.
2017-07-05 By Sebastian Coxon

21 started laughing aloud just recently, and my father began laughing when he got a little older, too, but I can't recall him laughing aloud when I was growing up. Maybe men think that laughing somehow takes away their manliness.

Author: Tomoko Mitani

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888647481

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Geishas and samurai, manga and animé come to mind when Japan enters the conversation. While these traditional and modern images about the island nation have been widely disseminated in North America, most of us cannot imagine what everyday life is like in Japan. Tomoko Mitani's work addresses this gap with honest responses to the male-dominated society of Japan in a down-to-earth style that looks inward, with stories that are at once intriguing and amusing. Translator Yukari F. Meldrum finds the fine balance in translation between domestication and foreignization, letting a new vantage point emerge. This collection of short stories and a novella will interest scholars and students of Translation Studies, Japanese Studies, and Women's Studies, as well all of those who are interested in this genre.
2014-01-15 By Tomoko Mitani

Sing aloud and laugh aloud and dance if we are stable Stretch our arms, tap our toes, and clap if we are able . Hug a friend, say a prayer, and count our birthday blessings; Let's prove to others and ourselves the joy we are expressing!

Author: Della L. Dickie

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525510892

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

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Wrinkles of Laughter is the second book of humourous poetry by Della L. Dickie. Her poems display some real-life situations and some tales of woe created from her very active imagination. If you like to laugh, this book is for you. Take a break, sit down, put your feet up and enjoy. Find out why: a garden party incident caused mortification a singing debut went terribly wrong some Scottish sheep are going on strike Gummy Bears created a big problem
2017-09-07 By Della L. Dickie

Yakuts once worshipped the goddess of birth, Iyekhsit, who was said to visit women in childbirth and help them by laughing aloud during delivery. At one time among certain peoples, laughter was obligatory during puberty rites when it ...

Author: Vladimir Propp

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442697201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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An extensive investigation of the forms and functions of the comic, this lively and engaging English critical edition will be welcomed by those interested in laughter, comedy, folklore, Russian literature, and specific authors such as Gogol, Pushkin, Chekhov, Rabelais, Molière, and Shakespeare. The direct, humorous, and provocative style of this work, which tackles the subject of humour with a vast array of vivid examples encountered on every page, will certainly appeal to the contemporary reader. Vladimir Propp takes various forms of laughter in literature and real life and addresses questions such as the comic of similarity, the comic of difference, parody, duping, incongruity, lying, ritual laughter, and carnival laughter. The author of the widely acclaimed Morphology of the Folktale has written an original, comprehensive, and exciting study on how humour works, and on everything you wanted to know about the genre, in a clear, approachable, and insightful manner.
2009-11-07 By Vladimir Propp

on to smile, not laugh, for the camera. ... As such it can resemble soundless laughter, often accompanied by quaking but not exploding. ... The French, when laughing aloud, may say: 'C'est `a se les [les testicules] mordre'.

Author: Walter Redfern

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191528705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour in all its forms, this book is the first in any language to embrace such an impressive span of authors and such a broad range of topics in French literary humour. In nine wide-ranging chapters Walter Redfern considers diverse writers and topics, including: Diderot, viewed as a laughing philosopher, mainly through his fiction (Les Bijoux indiscrets, Le Neeu de Rameau, and Jacques le fataliste); humourlessness, corraling Rousseau, Sade, the Christian God, and Jean-Pierre Brisset; the aesthete Huysmans, in both his avatars, Symbolist and Naturalist (A Rebours, Sac au dos, and other texts); the dramatic use of parrots by Flaubert, Queneau, and Beckett; Vallès and la blague; exaggeration in Vallès and Céline (Mort à credit and L'Enfant); the fiction, plays, and autobiography of Sartre; bad jokes in Beckett; wordplay in Tournier's fiction (especially Roi des aulnes and Les Météores). Five interleaved 'riffs' on laughter, dreams, black humour, politics, and taste, carry the enquiry into questions of humour outside of the purely French context, enhancing a book that impresses as much with its vivacity of style as with the breadth and depth of its scholarship.
2008-02-21 By Walter Redfern

Laughter is not reducible to theory, to what one knows, but remains intractable.5 I cannot explain what is funny about ... Many of these occurrences do not provoke the dialogues' participants to laugh aloud, but are instead left for the ...

Author: Sonja Madeleine Tanner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438467375

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure. Plato was described as a boor and it was said that he never laughed out loud. Yet his dialogues abound with puns, jokes, and humor. Sonja Madeleine Tanner argues that in Plato’s dialogues Socrates plays a comical hero who draws heavily from the tradition of comedy in ancient Greece, but also reforms laughter to be applicable to all persons and truly shaming to none. Socrates introduces a form of self-reflective laughter that encourages, rather than stifles, philosophical inquiry. Laughter in the dialogues—both explicit and implied—suggests a view of human nature as incongruous with ourselves, simultaneously falling short of, and superseding, our own capacities. What emerges is a picture of human nature that bears a striking resemblance to Socrates’ own, laughable depiction, one inspired by Dionysus, but one that remains ultimately intractable. The book analyzes specific instances of laughter and the comical from the Apology, Laches, Charmides, Cratylus, Euthydemus, and the Symposium to support this, and to further elucidate the philosophical consequences of recognizing Plato’s laughter.

Although the context was definitely carnivalesque, this straightforward plea for laughter was perhaps not as paradoxical. ... rule was that clerics and religious had to limit their laughter and should certainly not laugh aloud.

Author: Johan Verberckmoes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349271764

Category: History

Page: 214

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Prior to the modern age laughter raised passions and activated the body to sweat and shake. Derision was not distinguished from joy. Deceiving the senses by tricks or funny stories made all people laugh loudly, regardless of class. Johan Verberckmoes describes, in this innovating book, the hotchpotch of comic images and stories in 'Flandes' during the rule of the Spanish Habsburgs, from 1500 to 1700. It challenges the Bakhtinian idea of a caesura in the history of laughter around 1600.
1999-03-15 By Johan Verberckmoes

Both Dr Fry and Cousins refer to laughter as "internal jogging. ... and laugh.38 Elaine Lundberg, in her book Laugh For the Health of It, concurs when she says that laughing aloud at least twenty times a day, whether real of feigned, ...

Author: Gordon Kainer


ISBN: 9781304671929

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Laughter and Other Gifts of God shows how essential it is to understand the source and significance of laughter, humor, and joy. The author offers compelling reasons why these dynamic qualities need to be motivated and governed by God's love and grace. Discover how laughter is a valuable reflection of God Himself! It is a potent force that stirs you to see another side of things. It may also nudge you toward a new understanding of God and why the most wasted day is the one in which you haven't laughed. The book uses Scripture, scientific research, and humorous stories to answer significant questions: Why do we laugh; What does our laughter say about us? The book demonstrates laughter is not an innocent, neutral, or impartial activity but one with an agenda. Learn how your laughter and sense of humor usually reflect your innermost thoughts and feelings. Find out how a healthy lifestyle includes laughter-that by walking with Jesus, you can experience joy at every stage of your life.
2013-12 By Gordon Kainer

When we read a clever play at home alone , we merely smile ; but at the theater we laugh aloud . And as we do , we look about to see if other people are enjoying it as much as we are . If they are , our pleasure is magnified .

Author: F. H. Buckley

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472068180

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Answering one of the most fundamental philosophical questions--how should I live--the author draws on French and classical literature, as well as the work of Aristotle and Nietzsche, to conclude that laughter is a noble and practical place to start. (Philosophy)
2005-03 By F. H. Buckley