In the Event of Laughter : Psychoanalysis, Literature and Comedy. / Bown, Alfie.

1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 168 p. (Psychoanalytic Horizons).

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In the Event of Laughter : Psychoanalysis, Literature and Comedy. / Bown, Alfie.

1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 168 p. (Psychoanalytic Horizons).

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Bown A. In the Event of Laughter: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Comedy. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 168 p. (Psychoanalytic Horizons). https://doi.org/10.5040/9781501342653

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Bown, Alfie. / In the Event of Laughter : Psychoanalysis, Literature and Comedy. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 168 p. (Psychoanalytic Horizons).

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