WorldCat Identities

Brereton, Cloudesley 1863-1937

Overview
Works: 57 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 3,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: B2430.B4, 194.9
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Most widely held works by Cloudesley Brereton
The two sources of morality and religion by Henri Bergson( Book )

24 editions published between 1935 and 1977 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Henri Bergson's view, the world includes two opposing tendencies--life and matter. Life is dynamic, has force and will, and struggles for richness and complexity through and beyond matter. Matter is the congealed residue of creation that has already taken place and, according to the laws of nature, is in a gradual state of erosion. Morality and religion, Bergson shows in the present book, may be regarded in similar terms. They partake, on the one hand, of a static principle, combining nature's heritage and the accrual of past forms, and a dynamic principle through which morality and religion remain always in crisis, always alive to contingency and growth. In the course of this study Bergson inquires into the nature of moral obligation, into the place of religion and the purpose it has served since primitive times, into static religion and its value in preserving man from the dangers of his own intelligence; into dynamic religion or mysticism as a manifestation of the life force and a means of producing man's forward leap beyond the limits of the closed society for which nature intended him and into the open society which is the brotherhood of man. --From publisher's description
Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

24 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It may be pointed out that the essay on Laughter originally appeared in a series of three articles in one of the leading magazines in France, the Revue de Paris. This will account for the relatively simple form of the work and the comparative absence of technical terms. It will also explain why the author has confined himself to exposing and illustrating his novel theory of the comic without entering into a detailed discussion of other explanations already in the field. He none the less indicates, when discussing sundry examples, why the principal theories, to which they have given rise, appear to him inadequate. To quote only a few, one may mention those based on contrast, exaggeration, and degradation"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Underground man by Gabriel de Tarde( Book )

10 editions published between 1905 and 1974 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette fiction décrit un monde où nos descendants troglodytes mènent une vie purement humaine et sociale, vouée à l'art et à l'amour
Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this great philosophical essay, Henri Bergson explores why people laugh and what laughter means. First translated into English in 1911, this important work has long been unavailable."--BOOK JACKET. "The author of Creative Evolution and other influential works of the Twentieth Century begins with a discussion of laughter in general, focusing in the second part on laughter in situations and the comic in words, and, in the final section, on the comic in character. From Punch-and-Judy shows to Figaro, from a man falling down in the street to the great comic figures of Moliere's plays, Bergson explores the implications and full meaning of laughter, concluding ultimately that laughter is corrective: "By laughter, society avenges itself for the liberties taken with it. It would fail in its object if it bore the stamp of sympathy or kindness." Accordingly, Bergson argues, laughter serves a useful function to mankind."--Jacket
Studies in foreign education, with special reference to English problems by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

11 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un saint--Antigone--Un humble.--Un joueur--Autre joueur--Aline--L'ancêtre by Paul Bourget( Book )

5 editions published between 1907 and 1913 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is responsible? Armageddon and after! by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

14 editions published in 1914 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern language teaching in day and evening schools, with special reference to London by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

6 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qui est responsable? ; La guerre européenne : ses causes et ses sanctions by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

16 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in French and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystica et lyrica by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

4 editions published in 1919 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une année de collège à Paris by Paschal Grousset( Book )

5 editions published between 1901 and 1915 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic by Henri Bergson( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of modern languages. With special reference to big towns by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

5 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agricultural crisis and the way out by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

7 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France; a bird's-eye view by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

2 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feuilletons choisis by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

4 editions published in 1906 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural education in France by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

3 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France: a handbook for beginners in French by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

5 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison between French and English secondary schools by Cloudesley Brereton( Book )

4 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lachen ein Essay über die Bedeutung des Komischen by Henri Bergson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does laughter mean?" In this pioneering, idiosyncratic 1900 work, the great philosopher traveled where few before Freud dared to venture. Examining laughter from a psychological, social, and moral perspective, Bergson finds a source of our common humanity. He revised the work while supervising this English translation
 
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Laughter : an essay on the meaning of the comic
Alternative Names
Brereton, Cloudesley Shovell 1863-1937

Brereton, Cloudesley Shovell Henry 1863-

Brereton, Cloudesley Shovell Henry 1863-1937

Languages
English (127)

French (27)

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