Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery

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Reassessing the meanings of "black humor" and "dark satire," Laughing Fit to Kill illustrates how black comedians, writers, and artists have deftly deployed various modes of comedic "conjuring"--the absurd, the grotesque, and the strategic expression of racial stereotypes--to redress not only the past injustices of slavery and racism in America but also their legacy in the present. Focusing on representations of slavery in the post-civil rights era, Carpio explores stereotypes in Richard Pryor's groundbreaking stand-up ...

Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195304695

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Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195304701

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