Wit and Humor of the Bible

Wit and Humor of the Bible

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"[...]"As in one of my lectures," says Henry Reed, "I spoke of attempting to draw too precise a line around sacred literature, making it too much a thing apart, so in regard to the literature of wit and humor. I shall be very sorry, if such a title as that which I have been obliged to use, led any one to think of it as of a more distinctive existence than is the case, instead of regarding those faculties as pervading the literature in various degrees, and thus forming some of the elements of its life. I shall have occasion to trace these elements in close connection with elements of tragedy, and to show how the processes we generalize under the names of wit and humor are kindred with the most intense passion and the deepest feeling." In human nature, the sources of laughter and tears lie close together, and the highest literature must express that nature in its entirety. "It is an understood[...]."
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 181.44g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507538618
  • 9781507538616