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John Mundy and Glyn White

affirmative than anarchistic, though we must be careful not to see the two as mutually exclusive. The danger is that such categorisations fail to acknowledge that ‘[t]he comic perspective is a crucial component’ of romantic comedy and imply it is a sub-genre which uses comedy as ‘sugar coating that helps us swallow the pill’ of its repetitive romantic narrative structure (Deleyto 2009 : 18, 20

in Laughing matters
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The original Futurist cookbook?
Selena Daly

’s kitchens. Poullemouillet, one of the King’s advisers, declares that Ripaille, the royal chef whose death has thrown the kingdom into turmoil, had carried to his grave the secret of those pills that calmed one’s appetite, which he had distributed to the starving masses (Marinetti 1905: 25). Although the concept of artificial feeding through pills exists in both works, the pills envisaged in Le Roi Bombance did not have a transformative power on the lives of the citizens. These pills merely calmed the appetites of the Bourdes but did not have the effect of providing

in Back to the Futurists
The Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854
Jason Edwards

I, Elizabeth I and Shakespeare.41 In addition, when praising foreign nationals, Phillips repeatedly sugars the pill by drawing flattering English parallels. We learn that ‘like Nelson’, Abraham Duquesne was ‘in private life admired for his gentleness and sterling worth’; while, ‘as an agricultural writer’, Albrecht Thaer was ‘worthy of being placed’ beside ‘our own’ Arthur Young.42 Perhaps equally unsurprising is the fact that the mid-Victorian Phillips is in favour of Italian unification, but hostile to Irish nationalism. For example, like the extended circle

in After 1851
John Mundy and Glyn White

virtually full employment, must nevertheless maintain her marriageability. In the 1960s, with the availability of the pill, sexual freedom for women outside marriage was much easier. The Thrill of It All shows audiences that a woman can do without a man but implies it is better to sacrifice that option by insisting on marriage, home and children. Clearly, this is a weak message placed against the questioning

in Laughing matters