Marie Collins Swabey

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  • ''Whereas the comic confronts simply logical contradictions, the tragic confronts a moral predicament. Not minor matters of true and false but crucial questions of right and wrong, good and evil face the tragic character in a tragic situation.''
    Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 7, Yale University Press (1961).
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  • ''While it may not heighten our sympathy, wit widens our horizons by its flashes, revealing remote hidden affiliations and drawing laughter from far afield; humor, in contrast, strikes up fellow feeling, and though it does not leap so much across time and space, enriches our insight into the universal in familiar things, lending it a local habitation and a name.''
    Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 5, Yale University Press (1961).

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