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Dark humor and social satire in the modern British novel

Author: Lisa Colletta
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Social satire in the modern period is traditionally seen as a conservative genre in opposition to the experimental aesthetic of literary modernism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Colletta
ISBN: 1403963657 9781403963659
OCLC Number: 123301709
Description: 154 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modernism and Dark Humor --
1. Comedy Theory, the Social Novel, and Freud --
2. Criticizing the Social System: Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf's Dark Comedy of Manners --
3. The Dark Domestic Vision of Ivy Compton-Burnett: A House and Its Head --
4. The Too, Too Bogus World: Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies --
5. Astolpho Meets Sisyphus: Melancholy and Repetition in Anthony Powell's Afternoon Men.
Responsibility: by Lisa Colletta.
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