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Published: 01 July 2008

304 Pages | 35 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195304701

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Laughing Fit to Kill

Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery

Glenda Carpio

Reassessing the meaning of "black humor," and "dark satire," Glenda Carpio traces a tradition in which black American humorists innovated sharp-edged, occasionally gruesome, and sometimes obscene modes of surrealist humor, to represent the brutality of chattel slavery and its legacy in contemporary culture.

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