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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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Verbal and Visual, Humor and Politics

Verbal and Visual, Humor and Politics

Organization as Discourse

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War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Allen Douglas

University of California Press

This chapter examines the distinctive layout and organization of the Canard. It shows that the weekly's style was composed of carefully balanced mixtures of materials, and its visuals went further than the inclusion of large numbers of editorial cartoons. It then introduces H.P. Gassier and Henri Guilac, two cartoonists of the weekly who created a duck-everyman who took on various guises. Some examples of this duck-everyman are provided in the chapter. This chapter states that the heavy use of visual elements allowed a visual irony that could be used to contrast or complement with the verbal one.

Keywords:   layout, organization, style, visuals, editorial cartoons, duck-everyman, visual elements, visual irony, H.P. Gassier, Henri Guilac

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