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Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Terrence T. Tucker

Abstract

Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock explores the simultaneous expression of militancy and humor in African American literature that came to fruition in the post–World War II moment. This book traces the increasing presence of African American works containing a combustible mix of fury and radicalism, of pathos and pain, of wit and love that fuse to create what I refer to as comic rage. I employ Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection to argue that works of comic rage centralize African American experience and tradition in direct challenges to dominant (white) narratives a ... More

Keywords: comic rage, African American literature, Julia Kristeva, African American subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054360
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054360.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terrence T. Tucker, author
University of Memphis