Black Humor

  • (noun): The juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect.
    Synonyms: black humour

Some articles on black humor, black:

Anthology Of Black Humor
... The Anthology of Black Humor (in French Anthologie de l'humour noir) is an anthology of 45 writers edited by André Breton ... writers, it also coined the term "black humor" (as Breton said, until then the term had meant nothing, unless someone imagined jokes about black people ) ...
Black Comedy - History and Etymology - Adoption in Literary Criticism
... Bruce Jay Friedman, in his anthology entitled Black Humor, imported the concept to the United States, labeling with it very different authors and works, arguing that they shared ... Early American writers who employed black humor were Nathanael West and Vladimir Nabokov ... In 1965 a mass-market paperback, titled Black Humor, was released ...
Postmodern Literature - Common Themes and Techniques - Irony, Playfulness, Black Humor
... This irony, along with black humor and the general concept of "play" (related to Derrida's concept or the ideas advocated by Roland Barthes in The Pleasure of ... be labeled postmodern were first collectively labeled black humorists John Barth, Joseph Heller, William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Bruce Jay Friedman, etc ...

Famous quotes containing the words humor and/or black:

    Men’s happiness and misery depends altogether as much upon their own humor as it does upon fortune.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing, on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with course black hair, and grey eyes—no other marks or brands recollected.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)