Black Humor: Anthology  

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Black Humor: Anthology (1965) is an anthology of black humor literature edited by Bruce Jay Friedman, first published by Bantam Books.

It features an excerpt from The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy.

Additional short pieces by Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Joseph Heller, Céline, Terry Southern, Vladimir Nabokov, Edward Albee and others.

The paperback was the first American anthology devoted to the concept of black humor as a literary genre. With the paperback, Friedman labeled as "black humorists" a variety of authors, such as J. P. Donleavy, Edward Albee, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Vladimir Nabokov, Bruce Jay Friedman himself, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

1965 Table of contents

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