The Ethics of Laughter: David Sedaris and Humour Memoir

Kylie Cardell, Victoria Kuttainen

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    What is an ethics of autobiography in the context of the humour memoir? This essay examines the work of David Sedaris in order to explore how he uses the composite memoir form, and a comic style, to negotiate the problems of authenticity and authority that have become crucial in recent autobiography.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-114
    Number of pages16
    JournalMosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


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