The ethics of laughter: David Sedaris and humour memoir

Cardell, Kylie, and Kuttainen, Victoria (2012) The ethics of laughter: David Sedaris and humour memoir. Mosaic, 45 (3). pp. 99-114.

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Abstract

What is an ethics of autobiography in the context of the humour memoir? This essay examines the work of David Sedaris in order to explore how he uses the composite memoir form, and a comic style, to negotiate the problems of authenticity and authority that have become crucial in recent autobiography.

Item ID: 23753
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 0027-1276
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 05:26
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 100%
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