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The anatomy of satire.

Author: Gilbert Highet
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Highet
OCLC Number: 293989
Description: 301 pages illustrations 23 cm
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.

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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.

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