(1) Although there is relentless laughter in the first part of the narrative, the story stands out in O'Connor's corpus as singularly uncomic
. It seems rather to be a meditation on the springs (and pitfalls) of comedic vision.
'Keystone' is the story of Marc Sennett an Irish-Canadian of impeccably uncomic
ancestry, who became the founder of the first Hollywood studio devoted to comedy.
Comedy can surface at unexpected moments, Hills notes, recalling what he believes was the festival's most uncomic
moment: "Jerry Sadowitz being punched by a member of the audience after making anti-French remarks during a St.
Kenneth Graham believes that "parody, comic or uncomic
The prominence of this rootless, inorganic intellectual,  variously referred to as "tristo," a "diavolo," and someone adept at "uccellare gli uomini," thereby calls attention to an essentially uncomic
aspect of Mandragola, insofar as the play is entirely in the hands of a figure with no clear connections to the community and who preempts the open spaces of the city's theaters by controlling the information disseminated therein.
Exceptions almost always involve Absalom, Absalom" a very uncomic
book whose nominal hero, Thomas Sutpen, rather obviously resembles a traditional tragic protagonist.(4) By contrast, As I Lay Dying seems all but defined by its whimsical or grim humor and its suffering characters who are either inarticulate (Jewel), insane (Darl), or sadomasochistic (Addie).