Dr. Scott Suter
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Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Postmodern Writers, Black humor, coping device, literature review
American Literature | Modern Literature
Writers like Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo have written books satirizing the fears of humanity, not because they are insensitive to them but because they realize that, in the face of the irreconcilable and inescapable, our only recourse is to laugh.
Staton, Matthew, "''No Damn Cat, and No Damn Cradle" or Laughing in the Face of the Mushroom Cloud: The Use of Black Humor in the Work of Vonnegut, Pynchon, and De Lillo" (2012). Honors Projects. 77.