“All this happened, more or less”: Making Sense of the War Experience Through Humor in “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “The Sirens of Titan.” 

Arden Henley
Tuesday 12 April 2022

Gallagher, Rosemary. 2012. Studies in American Humor 26: 73-84.

Gallagher synthesizes the use of humor in narratives of war as well as those of peace, through the lens of famous anti-war novelist Kurt Vonnegut. She argues that Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five in particular uses humor to discredit both pro-war and anti-war novelists, painting instead a hyper-realist, pessimistic image of the world.

Link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23823833

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