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Minstrelsy and Murder: The Crisis of Southern Humor, 1835-1925 (Southern Literary Studies)

Silver, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 080713080X / ISBN 13: 9780807130803
Verlag: Louisiana State University Press, 2006
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In Minstrelsy and Murder, Andrew Silver locates the foundation of the South's dark humor in the great and violent cultural upheavals of the nineteenth century. Examining the connection between comic victimization and real acts of aggression, Silver shows southern humor to be a product not of America's wholeness and national unity but of its internal fears, divisiveness, and perpetual civil strife. He focuses on the work of southern writers Augustus B. Longstreet, George Washington Harris, Charles Chesnutt, and Mark Twain, exploring a strain of regional humor that runs counter to the more familiar American comic tradition. A profound distress about class emerges clearly in Silver's reading of Longstreet's Georgia sketches, just as Harris's post-Civil War stories reveal an escalating anger toward Yankees, emancipated African Americans, and upstart women. Twain and Chesnutt, however, mark a turning point for southern humor, Silver argues. By resisting entrenched comic elements of racist acts of violence and instead using narratives that turn upon and expose the destructive power of racist typing, they created humor that both wounds and dares to speak of wounds. Silver investigates the cultural fears addressed through nineteenth-century comic forms and "voices" such as Yankee humor, minstrelsy, sentimental fiction, political broadsides, Ku Klux Klan sketches, frontier humor, and sadistic slapstick. He explains how southern humor evolved into a genre at war with itself, stifling laughter by unearthing the trauma at the core of the comic. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_080713080X

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In Minstrelsy and Murder, Andrew Silver locates the foundation of the South's dark humor in the great and violent cultural upheavals of the nineteenth century. Examining the connection between comic victimization and real acts of aggression, Silver shows southern humor to be a product not of America's wholeness and national unity but of its internal fears, divisiveness, and perpetual civil strife. He focuses on the work of southern writers Augustus B. Longstreet, George Washington Harris, Charles Chesnutt, and Mark Twain, exploring a strain of regional humor that runs counter to the more familiar American comic tradition.

A profound distress about class emerges clearly in Silver's reading of Longstreet's Georgia sketches, just as Harris's post–Civil War stories reveal an escalating anger toward Yankees, emancipated African Americans and upstart women. Twain and Chesnutt, however, mark a turning point for southern humor, Silver argues. By resisting entrenched comic elements of racist acts of violence and instead using narratives that turn upon and expose the destructive power of racist typing, they created humor that both wounds and dares to speak of wounds.

With engaging critical discussion of race, class, and gender, Silver investigates the cultural fears that southern popular comedy of the 1800s addresses—as well as the various forms and "voices" it employed: Yankee humor, minstrelsy, sentimental fiction, political broadsides, Ku Klux Klan sketches, frontier humor, and sadistic slapstick. He shows how southern humor, as the product of middle-class authors who were at once outraged and eminently practical, revolutionary and conformist, anti-authoritarian and craving the approval of authorities, evolved into a genre at war with itself, stifling laughter by unearthing the trauma at the core of the comic.

Über den Autor: Andrew Silver is an associate professor of English at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. He is the author of Combustible/Burn: A Play.

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Titel: Minstrelsy and Murder: The Crisis of ...

Verlag: Louisiana State University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

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