In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"The black humorist wears many hats, but the one that appears to fit him best is that of the caricaturist. Using words as his medium, the black humorist paints society larger than life to make a topical comment. The tragedy of us moderns is that the black humorist must really labor to paint surrealistically, to outstrip real-life phenomena in distortion: today, the grotesques of Bosch pale beside Polaroid snapshots of That Day in Dallas."
"In Which Black Humor Gets A Vivisection,"
The Angle: Vol. 1969
, Article 8.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1969/iss1/8