Take a good look at this living corpse: The mechanics of black humor in solipsistic short fiction

Wallace, Molly A.

This essay will examine a relationship between solipsism and comedy. Solipsism, with its connotations of isolation and nihilism, is often considered among the bleaker existential dilemmas. The threadand threatof solipsistic desire running rampant through their narratives marks Samuel Beckett and David Foster Wallace's humor as black. This thesis aims to deconstruct each author's juxta... read more

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