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Author Geary, James, 1962- author
Title Wit's end : what wit is, how it works, and why we need it / James Geary
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
 Rodman Main Adult  809.7 G292    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript x, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns demonstrate the essence of creativity. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there's the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers
Subject Wit and humor -- History and criticism
ISBN 9780393254945

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