Comic Relief: Humor in Contemporary American Literature (Humor in Life and Letters Series) Paperback
by Sarah Blacher Cohen (Author)
This essay collection serves as an excellent introductory survey of the various comic forms employed in contemporary American literature, such as black comedy, ethnic humor, pop ‘dreck’ and the urban tall tale. Along the way the reader not only gains insight into the comic technique, but also a finer appreciation for the art of writers like Roth, Vonnegut, Bellow, Barthelme, and Nabokov.
Series: Humor in Life and Letters Series
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Wayne State University Press (January 1, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
This essay collection serves as an excellent introductory survey of the various comic forms employed in contemporary American literature.
About the Author
Sarah Blacher Cohen is professor of English at The State University of New York at Albany. She is the author of Saul Bellow’s Enigmatic Laughter and editor of Jewish Wry and From Hester to Hollywood.