Marie Collins Swabey Poems

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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).
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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