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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The laugh trouble in The name of the rose, by Umberto Eco
Author: de Goes, P
Abstract: Umberto Eco, in his outsdanding novel The Name of the Rose, explores the question referring to laughing, reproducing an old historical and philosophical discussion that reports to the second book of Aristotle's Poetics, considered lost, in which the philosopher, concerning to comedy, makes an apology of laughing and its virtues. Two tendencies are faced: the first, represented by the old librarian and monk Jorge de Burgos, who defines laughing as a source of doubt and defends that it can't be freely allowed as a way to face daily adversity; the second, represented by Guilherme de Baskerville, based in Aristotle and his commentators that considered laughing as "pertaining to man", signal of human rationality. This article proposes to explore the two tendencies, running lightly through the pages of the novel, inserting digressions of historical and philosophical orders.
Subject: Middle-Ages
Laughing
Comedy
Monastic life
Country: Brasil
Editor: Pontificia Univ Catolica Parana
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2009
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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