The anatomy of satire.


Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1962.

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Subjects Letterkunde.
Satir.
Satire -- History and criticism.
Satire.
Satires.
Description 301 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date 1962.
Notes SPEC copy Bound in gray cloth over boards; spine printed in black and red; brown endpapers; black, white, and tan dust-jacket; partial signature of James G. McManaway on front free endpaper.
Summary An information-packed study by a well-known classicist and literary critic analyzes by definitions, descriptions, and examples the tree main forms of satire: monolog, parody, and narrative. The author takes as the scope of hiswork the entire range of satirical literature from ancient Greece to contemporary America, from Aristophanes to Henry Miller.
Contents Introduction -- Part 2: Diatribe -- The Satirist's monologue -- Variations of the satrical monologue -- Part 3: Parody -- Parody and mimicry -- Parody of form and parody of content -- The hoax and satire -- Types of literary parody -- Part 4: The distorting mirror -- Satire and truth -- Out of this world -- Animal tales -- Distorted visions of this world -- The structure of satiric stories and plays -- History and biography -- Descriptive satire -- Part 5: Conclusion -- Name -- Function -- Motives.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)293989
(OCoLC)ocm00293989
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978.
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