Dark HumorBook - 2010
Examines dark humor in works of literature ranging from "Catch-22" to "A Clockwork Orange" and Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" to the plays of Samuel Beckett.
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The technique of dark humor seeks to create comedy through the use of satirical wit and grotesque situations. This thematic technique can be found in A Clockwork Orange, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," A Modest Proposal, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," White Noise, "The Yellow Wallpaper," and many others, as examined by this new volume.
Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.