Satire

Satire

by Jane Ogborn, Peter Buckroyd, Ogborn Jane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521787912

ISBN-13: 9780521787918

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. The purpose of satire is to expose human hypocrisy, vice and folly, and because these aspects of human behaviour are not particular to any one historical period, satires can be understood by readers at any moment in time. This book explores the social and political circumstances to deepen that

Overview

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. The purpose of satire is to expose human hypocrisy, vice and folly, and because these aspects of human behaviour are not particular to any one historical period, satires can be understood by readers at any moment in time. This book explores the social and political circumstances to deepen that understanding. Text extracts are included from Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Lord Byron, E.E. Cummings and Evelyn Waugh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521787918
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Contexts in Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Approaching the subject; 2. Approaching the texts; 3. Texts and extracts; 4. Critical approaches; 5. How to write about satirical texts; 6. Resources.

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