Ordinary Pleasures: Couples, Conversation, and Comedy

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Ohio State University Press, 2001 - 217 páginas
This text seeks to offer a new theory of narrative in its uncovering of how conversations and comic interchanges between lovers in stories create an intimacy and happiness of the everyday. Drawing on a diverse body of theory (from sociolinguistics to philosophy to literary criticism) and reading an unexpectedly eclectic group of texts (works by Shakespeare and Tolstoy appear beside Casablanca and I Love Lucy) Kay Young explores how narrative couples play together, struggle together, and return to one another to experience what it means to be in a relationship over time.

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Conversation Makes the Couple
17
Couples and Their Plots
37
Couples and Stories on Holiday
64
Conclusions
87
All Happy Families Are Not Alike
113
Lucy and RickyNichols and May
135
What It Means to Be Nick and Nora
159
Conclusions
179
Bibliography
199
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