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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Which is joweph you recognize a good book. 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 elements of literary criticism, ethology, New Age thinking, and personal narrative. I think this book deserves 4 stars, it starts with a good plan but it becomes a bit messy on the way. 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 elements of literary criticism, ethology, New Age thinking, and personal narrative.
Nielsen Book Data Here, Joseph Meeker expands upon his consideration of comedy and tragedy, not as dramatic motifs for humor and sadness but rather as forms of comecy behavior in the natural world that either promote our survival comedy or estrange us from other life forms tragedy. From inside the book. This is at its best a very tenuous example of redirected aggression, at its worst it is none at all.
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Who’d read The Divine Comedy now without the Inferno? The comedy of survival: He thus reverses the usual processes of tragic action, which usually move from word to deed, argument to battle, threats to murder.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Environmental Crisis and Literary Skip to search Skip to main content. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Nielsen Book Data As a writer myself, I see the literary metaphors, allusions and comparisons quite clearly. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products surfival a warranty.
The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. University of Arizona Press, c Sabrina rated it it was ok Jul 23, Tragedy and Related Disasters. 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.
Under the comic mode of behavior there is nothing worth dying for. Carolyn marked it as to-read Dec 06, In one of his most provocative chapters, he aligns the pastoral-escapist tradition with the tragic mentality, pointing out that pastoralism survivwl the anthropocentricity and self-indulgence of man-as-separate-and-superior.
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The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Tragedy is about wresting victory from failure, whereas comedy concerns the victory of failure itself, the way in which a wry sharing and acceptance of our weaknesses makes us much less killable.
Publisher’s Summary Since publication of the first edition more than twenty years ago, The Comedy of Survival has been credited as the founding work in field of literary ecology, the study of relationships between the literary arts and scientific ecology. Because comedy has not shared those assumptions, instead reflecting the need for humans to adapt to the external world in order to survive, he holds that it is a better model. His best known work is a study of comedy and tragedy from the mid s which are restated in this volume.
Account Options Sign in. Daniel Liddle rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Bill rated it it was amazing Nov 22, survial In contrast, the tragic self proceeds along the thin rail of individualism, and pays no heed to those in his way. What if students at your high school always get scholarships to trade schools, never to elite universities?
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 og of the comic spirit. Senti rated it it was amazing Apr 18, The tragic view of life, Meeker believes, creates and lives on crisis.
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In this third major edition of his classic work, Meeker examines the role of literature in shaping such behavior. In this third major edition of Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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 sufvival.
Full of provocative twists and turns, The Comedy of Survival is a book for literary critics, environmentalists, human ecologists, philosophers, and anthropologists. Within a growing body of environmental literature dealing with spirituality, ethics, ecofeminism, nature writing, and alternative lifestyles, Meeker’s is a meeeker book, combining elements of literary criticism, ethology, New Age thinking, and personal narrative. Jithesh marked it as to-read Dec 09,