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The distinctions that Hazlitt arrives at, then, in his essay "On Wit and Humour" are
very much in the classic tradition of comic criticism: Humour is the describing the
ludicrous as it is in itself; wit is the exposing it, by comparing or contrasting it ...
THE ESSAY In modern literatures, the category of nonfictional prose that
probably ranks as the most important both in the quantity and in the quality of its
practitioners is the essay. Modern origins. Before the word itself was coined in the
others seized upon the essay for scathingly ironical and destructive criticism of
their culture: for example, James Gibbons Huneker (1860-1921), an admirer of
iconoclasts and of egoists, as he called them, proposed European examples to ...
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