black humor


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Related to black humor: Dark humor, Dry humor
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Noun1.black humor - the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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"Sorry indeed would be any one's plight who should encounter you in this black humor."
A vicious streak of black humor threads through this shockingly irreverent crime drama laced with plot twists.
As one of Ukraine's most important writers, Andrey Kurkov was invited to speak at the Hong Kong Literary Festival, and will be heading to Taiwan to visit the first country publishing the Chinese version of his popular black humor novel - Smert Postoronnego.
At an evening with well known figures in the Jewish public world, the 'small talk' revolves around the diabolical lies Jews have to face - and the black humor that helps them cope with it.
A dark memoir full of black humor that details the author's painful experiences as a child unable to fit in due to struggling with learning and emotional disorders, Gnarr's book illuminates the struggles that come from being considered broken.
To the academic circle of both humor and foreign literature studies, Professor Su Hui's monograph Black Humor and the Tradition of Humor in American Fiction (2013) can be said to be a big event.
Depicting a mail-order zombie's ordeals arid retaliation, and mixing black humor as well as compassion, the low-budget film suggests a cross between Lucky McKee's "The Woman" and Jonathan Levine's "Warm Bodies," sans the farmer's misogyny or the latter's ickiness.
Despite initial comparisons to the likes of The Simpsons, this hugely popular US comedy is rich with black humor and intellectual witticisms, featuring the voices of Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Mike Henry.
The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius provides a collection of articles and e-mails gathered from the author's online black humor site which attracts more than four million visitors monthly, and is best known for the 'Missing Missy' dialogue about a lost cat.
Black humor is a literary concept that is undoubtedly very useful for rethinking the fantastic in the arts.
Not to be read by the squeamish, Bergstrad's tales are nonetheless entertaining, making "Screwing the Pooch" a top pick for short fiction fans with a love of black humor.
Simply put, Duende takes the conventions of the hipster music/poetry combo and injects them with a healthy dose of punk rock and black humor. The combo's most recent show, "Americanized," digs deep into the concept of what it means to be American, and comes up with some gritty, sometimes-uncomfortable truths and a whole lot of funk.