Bretons schwarzer Humor und die Académie de l'humour français
Author: Lohse, Rolf
Source: Avant Garde Critical Studies, Avantgarde und Komik. Herausgegeben von Ludger Scherer und Rolf Lohse , pp. 281-295(15)
Abstract:In his Anthologie de l'humour noir (1940), André Breton describes black humour as one of the basic concepts of the Surrealist aesthetics and as a prominent form of intellectual exchange. The Anthologie reunites some 45 authors who in their texts or even in their lives show an affinity to radical transgression – softened occasionally by laughter which turns out to be a rather bitter one. Breton's conception of black humour is compared to different humour definitions by members of the Académie de l'humour français (1923). On the one hand, Breton's conception of humour keeps radically away from compromising definitions by thinkers of the juste-milieu. On the other hand, definitions can be found that come surprisingly near to some features of Breton's composite category.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-01-01
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