Roberto Gigliucci

Comic Suicides

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Keywords: Tragicomedy, Melancholy, Melodramma, Commedia dell'arte, Baroque, Bernhard, Unamuno.

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».

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