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War, Memory, and the Politics of HumorThe Canard Enchaine  and World War I$
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Allen Douglas

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228764

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228764.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Politics of Humor, Politics of Memory

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War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor
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Allen Douglas

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0015

This concluding chapter discusses the argument that in the Canard, humor had its politics. It examines the devices used by the writers of the periodical, such as antiphrastic irony and bisociation. It then shows how the discourses presented in the Canard carried their own politics. The next section focuses on how the humor of the Canard not only sugarcoated its politics, but also represented its politics. The chapter also demonstrates how the Canard found in humor a declaration of life, which was the most effective cure to war.

Keywords:   humor, devices, bisociation, antiphrastic irony, sugarcoat, declaration of life, war

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