Dialectics of Black Humor - Process and Product: Reorientation Toward Contemporary American and German Black Humour Fiction (European University Studies)

Dialectics of Black Humor - Process and Product: Reorientation Toward Contemporary American and German Black Humour Fiction (European University Studies) by Linda Horvay Barnes

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Language English
Contributor(s) Linda Horvay Barnes
Binding Paperback
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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date 1978-12
Publisher Peter Lang AG
Contributor(s) Linda Horvay Barnes
Binding Paperback
Page Count 135
ISBN 3261030143


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Elusive to definition, the -black humor- novel is subject to controversy. Yet, when viewed dialectically as an ongoing literary process and social product, its irreducible quality seems inherent and essential to its nature. Operating on several simultaneous levels in a force-field termed the -space between-, black humor is perceived and mediated in a middle realm, often metaphorical. Thus, a reorientation toward a disorienting type of fiction is effected. American theories of black humor are tested on German novels, and European socio-critical theory is applied to American fiction. A socio-literary perspective is the result."


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