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Evelyn Waugh's satire : texts and contexts

Author: Naomi Milthorpe
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Waugh is a perennial subject for literary scholars; most studies published in the past thirty years take a strongly biographical approach, using Waugh's life and faith as lenses through which to critique the fiction. Evelyn Waugh's Satire takes a different approach: using frameworks of modernist studies, intertextuality, satire theory, and the contexts of the interwar period, Milthorpe renews debates about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Milthorpe, Naomi, author.
Evelyn Waugh's satire
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016028333
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Milthorpe
ISBN: 9781611478747 161147874X
OCLC Number: 946160742
Description: x, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction satire, texts and contexts --
England and the Octopus: decline and fall --
Real tears: Vile Bodies and the Apes of God --
Collecting material: Black Mischief, Scoop and Cold Comfort Farm --
Blow the whole thing sky-high: A Handful of dust --
Divided we stand, united we fall: put out more flags and Scott-King's modern Europe --
Half in love with easeful death: the loved one and love among the ruins --
Conscious imposture: the ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold --
Coda the Rake's Regress: "Basil Seal rides again".
Responsibility: Naomi Milthorpe.

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"Waugh is a perennial subject for literary scholars; most studies published in the past thirty years take a strongly biographical approach, using Waugh's life and faith as lenses through which to critique the fiction. Evelyn Waugh's Satire takes a different approach: using frameworks of modernist studies, intertextuality, satire theory, and the contexts of the interwar period, Milthorpe renews debates about the targets and tactics of Waugh's satire."--

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