Laughter and Narrative in the Later Middle Ages: German Comic Tales C.1350-1525, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Laughter and Narrative in the Later Middle Ages

German Comic Tales C.1350-1525, 1st Edition

By Sebastian Coxon

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226 pages

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Description

This book explores both the narrative design and fundamental thematic preoccupations of short comic tales that flourished in late medieval Germany and that provided bawdy entertainment for larger audiences of public recitals as well as for smaller numbers of individual readers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Laughter and Narrative Part I: Laughter 2. Laughing at Comic Tales 3. Laughter in Comic Tales Part II: Narrative Design 4. Time and Space 5. Speech and Dialogue Part III: Thematic Content 6. The Physical Body 7. The Social Body 8. Conclusion: Comic Tales in the Later Middle Ages

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General