The Literature of Satire

The Literature of Satire

by Charles A. Knight
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521048702

ISBN-13: 9780521048705

Pub. Date: 11/26/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ranging from the classics to the present, Charles Knight provides illuminating readings of such satirists as Horace, Lucian, Jonson, Molière, Swift, Pope, Flaubert, Ostrovsky, Kundera, and Rushdie in this study of satire in plays, novels, newsprint and verse. His broad examination sheds new light on the nature and functions of satire as a mode of writing.

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Ranging from the classics to the present, Charles Knight provides illuminating readings of such satirists as Horace, Lucian, Jonson, Molière, Swift, Pope, Flaubert, Ostrovsky, Kundera, and Rushdie in this study of satire in plays, novels, newsprint and verse. His broad examination sheds new light on the nature and functions of satire as a mode of writing.

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ISBN-13:
9780521048705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/26/2007
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: the satiric frame of mind; Part I. Satiric Boundaries: 1. Imagination's Cerebrus; 2. Satiric nationalism; 3. Satiric exile; Part II. Satiric Forms: 4. Satire as performance; 5. Horatian performances; 6. Satire and the novel; 7. Literature and the press: the Battle of Dunkirk; 8. White snow and black magic: Karl Kraus and the press; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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