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Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

Автором EDA Collective

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Why are Animals Funny?: Everyday Analysis

Автором EDA Collective

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Mar 28, 2014
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9781782793915
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Why are Animals Funny? comprises 46 articles in which nigh on everything is analyzed, from the smartphone to the 2010 general election, from toasties to Margaret Thatcher, from anxiety in children's literature to David Cameron's music tastes...
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Mar 28, 2014
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9781782793915
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Everyday Analysis (EDA Collective) is a group of writers, mostly in Manchester, in the UK, who have been posting short articles on everyday events, phenomena, affairs, popular and avant garde culture, and anything else, online, and have begun to amass quite a following in the blogosphere, in a relatively short time.

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Why are Animals Funny? - EDA Collective

politeness.

2. On the Impossibility of Judging a Book by its Cover

Eve Arnold describes the scene in her famous photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce’s Ulysses on a playground roundabout: ‘she kept Ulysses in her car and had been reading it for a long time. She said she loved the sound of it and would read it aloud to herself to try to make sense of it—but she found it hard going.’¹⁵ Which is not at all bad going, as, when it comes to this notoriously difficult book, many would surely wish they could say as much.

But when it comes to Marilyn Monroe herself, and the peculiar breed of fandom her celebrity entails, there is often a tendency in her adorers to arduously try to reconstruct aspects of her life in as much detail as possible, often from the scantiest details of them available. The beholder of this photograph might indeed feel that ‘irresistible compulsion’ – as the German Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin puts it in his ‘Little History of Photography’ – ‘to search [the] picture for the tiny spark of contingency, the here and now, with which reality has, so to speak, seared through the image-character of the photograph, to find the inconspicuous place where, within the suchness [Sosein] of that long-past minute, the future nests still today—and so eloquently that we, looking back, may rediscover

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