A companion to satire : ancient to modern by Ruben Quintero

By Ruben Quintero

This selection of twenty-nine unique essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present.

  • Tracks satire from its first appearances within the prophetic books of the previous testomony in the course of the Renaissance and the English culture in satire to Michael Moore’s satirical motion picture Fahrenheit 9/11.
  • Highlights the $64000 effect of the Bible within the literary and cultural improvement of Western satire.
  • Focused often on significant classical and eu affects on and works of English satire, but additionally explores the complicated and fertile cultural cross-semination in the culture of literary satire.

Show description

Read Online or Download A companion to satire : ancient to modern PDF

Similar books & reading books

The man who collected psychos : critical essays on Robert Bloch

"These 12 essays study Robert Bloch's novels, brief tales and existence, in addition to the topics and concerns explored in his influential canon. Bloch's fascination with killers, man's inhumanity to guy, the dichotomy of tragedy and comedy, and his contributions to monitor diversifications of his paintings are right here coated by way of top students of wonderful literature"--Provided by means of writer.

Mexican Public Intellectuals

In Mexico, the participation of intellectuals in public lifestyles has continuously been amazing, and for lots of the associated fee should be excessive. Highlighting favourite figures that experience made incursions into matters akin to elections, human rights, overseas coverage, and the drug battle, this quantity paints an image of the ever-changing context of Mexican intellectualism.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England: Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512–1635

The 1st significant socio-cultural research of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early sleek England. Daybell examines an important interval within the improvement of the English vernacular letter prior to Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one who witnessed an important extension of letter-writing talents all through society.

Extra resources for A companion to satire : ancient to modern

Example text

1992: 116) Acknowledgment Some material in this chapter substantially expands earlier discussions in my critical study, Satire and the Hebrew Prophets (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992). References and Further Reading Alter, Robert (1981) The Art of Biblical Narrative. New York: Basic Books. —— (1985) The Art of Biblical Poetry. New York: Basic Books. Eagleton, Terry (1983) Literary Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell. Elliott, Robert C. (1966) The Power of Satire: Magic, Ritual, Art.

If satire of the low norm, first-phase satire, is, admittedly, not a prominent component of ancient biblical satire, the reason is clear. In matters of faith, there is but one God: ‘‘You shall have no other god to set against me. You shall not make a carved image [of the kind Hosea ridicules in 4: 12] for yourself or the likeness of anything in the heavens above, or on the earth below, or in the waters under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous god’’ (Exodus 20: 3–5).

Amos’ targets there were not amused. Amos’ supporters, on the other hand, those whose faith Amos sought to reinforce, were amused. Amos was directing God’s laughter at the unbelievers of the North. Those who agreed with him shared in God’s laughter at the expense of the Northern Kingdom. These are the two audiences of all satire: the targeted and the reinforced. The same comparison, moreover, illustrates two criteria of effectiveness. If every critical statement – prophecy, satire, or editorial – speaks to a double audience, it speaks with two criteria of effectiveness as well: the rhetorical and the historical.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 38 votes