Heritage of Centuries | 2016 | No. 4 (8) | Zukhra Kuchukova

 

Кучукова З. А.

The Aesthetics of «Black Humor» in Remarque’s Novel «All Quiet on the Western Front»

 

© Zukhra A. Kuchukova

Dr. Sci. (Literature of the Peoples of the Russian Federation), Prof., Department of Russian and Foreign Literatures Kabardino-Balkarian State University
kuchuk60@list.ru

 

 

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Аbstract: The author examines the characteristics of «black humor» as a worldview category presented through the Remarque’s novel «On the Western front without changes». The main purpose of Remarque’s «black humor» of different value is to protect the soldier’s mind from destructive absurdity of brutal war.

Keywords: German literature, «lost generation», Remarque, anti-war novel, black humor, alogism, absurd.

Article information: Received on November 9, 2016, signed by the print, volume 4 / 2016 on December 20, 2016, published on December 29, 2016.

Full bibliographic reference to the article: Kuchukova, Z. A., Estetika «chernogo yumora» v romane Remarka «Na Zapadnom fronte bez peremen» (The Aesthetics of «Black Humor» in Remarque’s Novel «All Quiet on the Western Front»), Nasledie Vekov, 2016, no. 4, pp. 45-50. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016_4_Kuchukova.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.

 

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