The comedy of survival: studies in literary ecology. Front Cover. Joseph W. Meeker. Scribner, – Literary Criticism – pages. The comedy of survival: literary ecology and a play ethic. Responsibility: Joseph W. Meeker. Edition: 3rd ed. Imprint: Tucson: University of Arizona Press, c Meeker argues that the destructive aspects of western civilization are founded on the tragic mode, while the comic mode offers a path for redemption.
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To ask other readers questions about The Comedy of Survivalplease sign up. Nayla marked it as to-read Dec 16, Meeker cites the example of Hamlet’s verbal attack on Polonius and Guildenstern after the fracas of The Mousetrap.
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With imagination and flair, the author also introduces the idea of a play ethic, as opposed to a work ethic, and demonstrates the importance of play as a necessary and desirable component of the comic spirit.
Comedy illustrates that survival depends upon our ability to change ourselves rather than our environment, and upon our ability to accept limitations rather than to curse fate for limiting us. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Comedy is about avoiding conflict and always seeking a compromise such that would ensure your survival.
Here, Joseph Meeker expands upon his consideration of comedy and I think this book deserves 4 stars, it starts with a good plan but it becomes a bit messy on the way. Wilson, he demonstrates the universality of comedy in both human and animal behavior and shows how the comic mode helps us to live in harmony with nature.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Learn more about Amazon Prime. For Hamlet they are disingenuous spies and constitute a threat albeit an indirect one. They are not, simply because his behaviour does not fit the definition. The comedy of survival: Found this by reading Play by Stuart Brown, which I recommend reading first. How are we animals?
Who’d read The Divine Comedy now without the Inferno? Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.
Nov 04, Gianni Adragna rated it it was amazing. I think that Hamlet’s motives for not acting and taking violent revenge are comrdy expressions of redirected aggression.
This is no doubt true, but it does not transfer to Hamlet’s situation either physically or verbally. The author of this book derives his knowledge from ideally two separate disciplines English Lit. The foundational work of ecocriticism. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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Mary rated it liked it Dec 28, Within a growing body of environmental literature dealing with spirituality, ethics, ecofeminism, nature writing, and alternative lifestyles, Meeker’s is a one-of-a-kind book, combining cmoedy of literary criticism, ethology, New Age thinking, and personal narrative.
With imagination and flair, the author alsointroduces the idea of a play ethic, as opposed to a work ethic, and demonstrates the importance fo plays as a necessary and desirable component of the comic spirit. Leslie rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.
Wilson, he demonstrates the universality of comedy in both human and animal behavior and shows how the comic mode helps us to live in harmony with nature. In this third major edition of