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Dark humor

Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2010.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
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Traces humor in literature and the literary devices used to create it while explaining the importance of satirical wit.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781604134407 1604134402
OCLC Number: 440562884
Description: xvi, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Aristophanes' comic apocalypse" / by Louise Cowan, in The Terrain of comedy (1984) --
"The Theatre of the Absurd" / by Martin Esslin, in Theatre in the Twentieth Century (1956) --
"Catch-22 and angry humor: a study of the normative values of satire" / by James Nagel, in Studies in American Humor (1974) --
"Dark humor in Cat's Cradle" / by Blake Hobby --
"A Clockwork Orange and the mataphysics of slapstick" / by Matthew J. Bolton --
"The comedy of entropy: the contexts of black humour" / by Patrick O'Neill, in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (1983) --
"Elements of dark humor in Dante's Divine Comedy" / by Lauren P. De La Vars --
"When farce turns into something else: Harold Pinter's The Dumb Wait" / by Scott Walters --
"Observations on black humor in Gogol and Nabokov" / by Woodin W. Rowe, in The Slavic and East European Journal (1974) --
"Clichés, superficial story-telling, and the dark humor of Flannery O'Connor's 'A good man is hard to find'" / by Robert C. Evans --
"The rejection of Falstaff" / by A.C. Bradley, in Oxford Lectures on Poetry (1909) --
"'Almost ridiculous': dark humor in Eliot's 'The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock'" / by Robert C. Evans --
"Wood's Halfpence" / by Leslie Stephen, in Swift (1882) --
"The Mysterious stranger and '3,000 years among the microbes': chemerical realities and nightmarish transformations" / by Patricia M. Mandia, in Comedic pathos: black humor in Twain's fiction (1991) --
"The saddest joke: Sherman Alexie's blues" / by James A. Crank --
"The dark humor of White Noise" / by Joseph Dewey --
"Dark humor in Edward Albee's Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?" / by Kate Falvey --
"'Too terribly good to be printed': Charlotte Gilman's 'The Yellow wallpaper'" / by Conrad Shumaker, in American Literature (1985).
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.

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