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.
Field of Research
190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
Socio Economic Objective
970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
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