Humor in French Literature at the Turn of the 20th Century

3153 Words Jan 29th, 2018 13 Pages
Unlike other types of literature, the French one enables the reader to experience not only a literary expression of feelings and emotions but, at the same time, it creates a sense of introduction in the world of the authors and in the environment in which these authors create. The French literature, with sufficient examples to provide, has to a certain extent, increased the reading experience through a different sense of intimacy that exists between the writer and its audience, regardless of the writer's appetite for traditional literature of application of standard techniques.
There are numerous examples to provide in this sense. However, from the 20th century literature there are several that stand out through the way in which stories are told and the use of language and character construction. These include "Ubu the Kind" by Alfred Jarry (1896), "My Father's Glory" by Marcel Pagnol, (1957), and "The other woman" by Colette (1924). They are all different in the sense that they tend to deal with aspects that of particular interest for the time in which they were written, but, to a certain extend, they share in common the deep consideration for the human soul and, through different means of expression, provide different perspectives of the human soul. All these three examples have in…