The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, And Satirical Writing In The World

The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, And Satirical Writing In The World

by Joe Queenan, Joe Queenan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762413447
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Pages: 1200
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.18(h) x 2.08(d)

About the Author

Joe Queenan writes a weekly column for TV Guide and is a contributing writer at GQ. His pieces regularly appear in Playboy, Allure, George, Movieline, and other publications, along with his book reviews for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The author of three previous books, he lives in Westchester with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Aristophanes (c. 447-388 b.c.)
Biographical Essay26
The Birds29
Juvenal (c. 55 to 60-C. 127 a.d.)
Biographical Essay71
"Satire I"75
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Biographical Essay84
The Prince880
Francois Rabelais (1495?-1553)
Biographical Essay159
Selections from Gargantua and Pantagruel163
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Biographical Essay168
Selections from Don Quixote172
Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
Biographical Essay198
Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) (1622-1673)
Biographical Essay323
The Bourgeois Gentleman326
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Biographical Essay391
"A Modest Proposal"395
Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Biographical Essay403
The Rape of the Lock406
Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694-1778)
Biographical Essay432
Marquis de Sade (Comte Donatien-Alphonse-Francois de Sade) (1740-1814)
Biographical Essay517
An Excerpt from Justine: Or The Misfortunes of Virtue520
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Biographical Essay538
Lady Susan542
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852)
Biographical Essay597
"The Nose"600
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910)
Biographical Essay622
"English as She Is Taught"627
"Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses"641
"Marjorie Fleming, the Wonder Child"652
"In Defense of Harriet Shelley"665
"A Medieval Romance"703
"The Story of the Good Little Boy"709
"The Grateful Poodle" and Sequel713
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Biographical Essay715
"Killed at Resaca"719
"Oil of Dog"724
"An Imperfect Conflagration"727
"My Favorite Murder"730
"The Boarded Window"737
"The Lion and the Thorn"741
"A Revolt of the Gods"741
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Biographical Essay744
The Picture of Dorian Gray748
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Biographical Essay916
Mrs. Warren's Profession920
Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) (1870-1916)
Biographical Essay1001
"The Reticence of Lady Anne"1004
"The Quest"1006
"Shock Tactics"1011
Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan) (1911-1966)
Biographical Essay1028
Selections from the Irish Times1032
Editor's Biography1053

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