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Reflection: humour in poetry: in praise of the light touch

Atherton, Cassandra 2016, Reflection: humour in poetry: in praise of the light touch, Double dialogues, no. 18, Lighting our darkness : winter 2016, pp. 1-1.


Title Reflection: humour in poetry: in praise of the light touch
Author(s) Atherton, Cassandra
Journal name Double dialogues
Issue number 18
Season Lighting our darkness : winter 2016
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Double Dialogues
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016-07-01
ISSN 1447-9591
Summary While humour can be defined as something that is fun or amusing, it can also reference something much darker, such as l’humeur noir. André Breton’s Anthology of Black Humor, the first of its kind, was intended to “showcase…the Surrealist conception of humor” according to his translator, Mark Polizzoti (1997: v). The prose poems in this selection are often surreal and use a kind of gallows humour to discuss death and abandonment.
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C4 Letter or note
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2016, Double Dialogues
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