Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folkore and Popular Culture
by Peter Narvaez
Publisher: Utah State University Press 2003
Number of pages: 368
The studies in this book examine specific interactions of text (jokes, poetry, epitaphs, iconography, film drama) and social context (wakes, festivals, disasters) that shape and generate laughter. Uniquely, however, the essays here peruse a remarkable paradox -- the convergence of death and humor.
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