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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The author of this book derives his knowledge from ideally two separate disciplines English Lit.
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Here, Joseph Meeker expands upon his consideration of comedy and tragedy, not as dramatic motifs for humor and sadness but rather as forms of adaptive behavior in the natural world that either promote our survival comedy or estrange us from other life forms tragedy. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Hamlet and the Animals. No eBook available Amazon. In Search of an Environmental Ethic Paperback.
No eBook available Amazon. The picaresque, especially, offers a model of learning from experience, unlike the pastoral, where humans manipulate the natural world they idealize as an escape. This is at its best a very tenuous example of redirected aggression, at its worst it is none at all. A number of literary scholars have been working for some time now, trying to put together their traditional interests and methods of criticism with the insights into human nature and behavior offered by the biological sciences.
Please try again later. Wilson Earth ecosystems environmental ethic ethology evil evolution evolutionary history evolutionary psychology experience feel Frank Fraser Darling garden Greek Guildenstern Hamlet Hell human behavior imagination Inferno infinite game instinct intellectual intelligence Karl von Frisch killing Konrad Lorenz Krull Laertes language Literary Ecology literature live Lorenz means Meeker mental merely mind models modern moral order murder natural environments pain Paradise pattern picaresque picaresque novels picaro Pinker playful polarized Polonius possible Purgatory relationships response Richard Dawkins role scene Sinus Block social society souls species spiders Steven Pinker story storytelling strategy suffering survival symbolic things tion tradition tragic hero tragic view transcend unique University Virgil vision York Yossarian.
Drawing upon centuries of western writing from Dante to Shakespeare to E. University of Arizona Press; 3 edition July 1, Language: The Future of Environmental Criticism: Gayla added it Oct 09, Cher marked it as to-read Mar 12, When another late medieval Christian poet, Petrarch, climbed beautiful Mount Ventoux in southern France, it wasn’t to enjoy the natural landscape, but to get as far away from it as possible.
Lawrence Buell No preview available – The comedy of survival: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Jul 10, Christy added it. What if all the male scientists swap data and you happen to be a woman? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Many will find much to ponder in this clear explication of how we might become better stewards of the Earth. This is more than a book of literary criticism; it is a book of ethics and spirituality as well.
Other editions – View all The comedy of survival: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this third major edition of his classic work, Meeker examines the role of literature in shaping such behavior. Kane marked it as to-read Oct 09, To be honest, I haven’t found something this worthwhile or in-line with my own observations and philosophies of how life works, should work, and sometimes doesn’t, since I read Kerouac’s On The Road at sixteen.
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The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker
Matt Lydon marked it as to-read Nov 18, Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Here, Joseph Meeker expands upon his consideration of comedy and tragedy, not as dramatic motifs for humor and sadness but rather as forms of adaptive behavior in the natural world that either promote our survival comedy or estrange us from other life forms tragedy.
The treatment of rape avoids all pornographic detail: Meeker also claims that Hamlet might demonstrate redirected aggression.
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