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December Comedy:

Studies in Senior Comedy and Other Essays

By Robin Jaeckle Grawe

Edited by Paul Grawe






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Cover painting "Autumn Light" by Elizabeth "Lisa" Jaeckle






Chapter 1    The Humor Grim of Henrik Ibsen


Chapter 2    Laughter in the Structural Dynamic of Flannery O’Connor


Chapter 3   Comedy of Manners and a Sombre Sense of Regain in the Stories of Eudora Welty


Chapter 4    Vitalist Humor in American Senior Film Comedy


Chapter 5    Humor Quotient Test:  Theoretical Design


Chapter 6    Humor Quotient Test:  Validation and Results


Chapter 7    Surviving Negotiation with Humor:  Part I


Chapter 8    Surviving Negotiation with Humor:  Part II


Chapter 9    Denominational Differences in Vitalist Humor Preference


Chapter 10  Humor and the Comedic Restoration of Balance in The Whales of August


Chapter 11  Erich Segal, Aristophanes, and Grumpy Old Men


Chapter 12  The Irrepressibly Complex Falstaff:  A Humor Structure Analysis of Falstaff in

                     Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part I


Chapter 13  Humor Structure Interplay in Steel Magnolias


Chapter 14  Humor Preference and Folksong Appreciation:  Peter, Paul, and Mary Return


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