An Image of the Times
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An Image of the Times
Subtitel
An Irreverent Companion to Ben Jonson’s Four Humours and the Art of Diplomacy
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€ 27,00
ISBN
9781898823179
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Hardback
Aantal pagina's
220
Taal
Engels
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14.6 x 22.4 x 2.5 cm
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Aziëstudies
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Acknowledgements
Induction
Chapter 1: BEN JONSON AND HIS SOURCES
Classical literary sources (Decorum, the comedies of Plautus and Terence, the Ridiculous)
Medieval Sources: the Morality Play and the Interludes
The Great Chain and Man as Microcosm
Ancient medical theory and Renaissance psychology
The character sketch
Early Humour plays (George Chapman, Henry Porter)
Chapter 2: HUMOROUS CHARACTERIZATION IN THE COMEDIES OF BEN JONSON
In humour
Out of humour
Volpone, Epicoene, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair
Chapter 3: THE INFLUENCE OF JONSON ON SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COMEDY (Richard Brome) (James Shirley) (Thomas Shadwell) (Colley Cibber)
The Sons of Ben (Margareth Cavendish) (Aphra Behn) (James Miller) (Oliver Goldsmith) (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)
Chapter 4: THE INTRUSION OF HUMOROUS CHARACTERIZATION INTO THE ENGLISH NOVEL (Henry Fielding) (Tobias Smollett)
Chapter 5: THE MEANING OF THE COMIC
Chapter 6: NOMADIC HUMOURS
Where did the humours go
Berlin 1900
Fabulous
Hilarious
An ever-closer union
Identity mix-up
Chameleon
An exchange of notes
Visiting card
Holy See
Sisyphean diplomatic challenge
Laughter above
The laughing philosopher
Chapter 7: UNCONSCIOUS REVELATION
Postscript
Bibliography
Index

Nils-Johan Jørgensen

An Image of the Times

An Irreverent Companion to Ben Jonson’s Four Humours and the Art of Diplomacy

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Here is a witty and learned literary excursion into the world of humour and comic literature as revealed inter alia by the works of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Oliver Goldsmith and Henry Fielding – leading in the second half to some glorious insights and observations provided by author’s life experience in the world of diplomacy. It is a rich and fascinating mix of literary idiom, the theatre of the absurd and the comic element of the human condition.
Auteur

Nils-Johan Jørgensen

Ambassador Nils-Johan Jørgensen was educated at the universities of Oslo and Oxford (Norway Scholar at Wadham) and was Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). As a Norwegian career diplomat he served in Brussels, Copenhagen, Harare, Tokyo, Bonn and Dar es Salaam. He retired in 2001. He is the author of books and articles on European integration, international development, Southern Africa and Germany and Japan, including Norge mot Europa? (Norway towards/against Europe?), Copenhagen, 1981, Nytt liv bak taken (A new life behind the haze in Zimbabwe), Oslo, 1989, and Japan og Tyskland. Gjenvinning og makt (Japan and Germany. Restoration and Power), Oslo, 1997. He is also author of Culture and Power in Germany and Japan: The Spirit of Renewal, Global Oriental, 2006.