Wednesday, 15.03 09h14

“Inevitably, this work is incomplete, selective, takes a long time in some aspects, neglects others, shows itself to be easygoing here, dull there, cites a lot, compiles, schematizes scandalously, forgets essential information, sometimes adopts a trivial tone, it gives forth partial and contested judgments, approved by some, denied with indignation by others. All this is beforehand confessed, assumed, claimed: if a subject such as laughter does not admit fantasy, where else shall we seek for it? Georges Minois in Histoire du Rire et de la Dérision.