"Terry Eagleton offers a concise and playful primer in Humour
. . . . A sensitive appraisal of humor's contradictory role in politics, where it can serve to level hierarchies but also to erode compassion and neutralize dissent. . . . Eagleton proves a witty and opinionated, if not exactly sidesplitting, tour guide."
–Julian Lucas, Harper's
"Delightfully valuable. . . . Each sentence is short and comprehensible, and yet each sentence also seems to contain another new reference or idea. The text can be read quickly as rather funny in itself, or slowly to pick through the hidden depths that lurk behind each new example. . . . Humour
is a splendid introduction to the topic."–Megan Volpert, Popmatters