Kelo The Great's Definition Of The Week

Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

Literary Criticism-- EL312

In search of another word that I would like to blog, one jumped up at me and slapped me in the face. I remember seeing this term before, but I never knew what it meant:

Black Humor: A dark, disturbing, and often morbid or grotesque mode of comedy found in certain modern text, especially antinovels and absurdist works. Such humor often concern death, suffering, or other anxiety-inducing subjects.

Most people are turned of at the concept of black humor. One of the oldest literature that can be classified as black humor, would be William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. It only recently became popular due to the horrid reaction centuries ago.

One of the most popular black humor books and movies would be American Psycho and Weekend at Bernie's