Roberto Gigliucci

Comic Suicides

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Starting from the analysis of Verstörung by Thomas Bernhard, the article discusses some forms of tragicomedy and melancholy in three cases of Baroque literature, two librettoes and a pièce of Commedia dell'arte: the situations are two suicides in laughing context and one comic-grotesque in a «tragedy». In the last pages, the subject is Miguel de Unamuno and his concept of «malhumorismo».


  • Tragicomedy
  • Melancholy
  • Melodramma
  • Commedia dell'arte
  • Baroque
  • Bernhard
  • Unamuno


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