TITLE

Laughter in the Time of Cholera

PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
India Today;9/24/2012, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the context of wit and humor in popular culture. Laughter is considered a potent form of communication that bears witness to the embattled human condition. A difference between slapstick and satire is described. Among various forms of wit, the lowest kind is paronomasia or punning, which exemplifies the dual nature of satire. A definition of sick humor is presented, referring to one that illustrates the incorrectness of the politics.
ACCESSION #
80134700

 

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