Theory of Comedy, 1968 Elder Olson
In The Theory of comedy, 1968 Elder Olson, against the views of many of his contemporaries, showed himself to be a strong follower of Aristotle.
In his memorable prose Olson provides a clear distinction between the Comic in Life and the Comic in Art and also provides clear definitions of Wit, Humor, Laughter and the Ludicrous.
For the theater oriented reader Olson presents that sensible interpretation that many academic people of his generation abjured.
This book, a First Edition hardcover, is in fine vintage condition-- a little foxing, a little shelf wear on the dust jacket, but the text is in excellent shape. It has a strong and firm binding, very slightly browned pages by no marks or tears.
The book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches by 3/4 inch and has 145 pages.