Subject Area: Literature - Satire

An Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Satire Grub Street
 Heaney, Peter
1995 0-7734-9026-4 244 pages
After an introductory essay on the history of Grub Street, there follows works on the subject by Ned Ward, Daniel Defoe, Tom Brown, Jonathan Swift, John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, Richard Savage, Leonard Welsted, Colley Cibber, and several anonymous writers. The volume includes both familiar works (Swift's A Modest Proposal. . . and Pope's The Dunciad [Book II]), as well as more obscure and hard-to-find works.

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 de Baubeta, Patricia Anne Odber
1992 0-7734-9607-6 356 pages
Much medieval anticlerical satire stems from perceived discrepancies between proclaimed ideal and everyday reality, but it also owes much to a particularly successful literary tradition and cannot be accepted without question. After identifying the predominant literary characteristics of the medieval Portuguese clergy, this study uses other sources - sermons, exempla, visitation documents, doctrinal tracts, confession manuals and chronicles - to gauge clerical success or failure in fundamental areas of responsibility: attending and convoking councils and synods, carrying out visitations and preaching. It reveals the contrast between the literary stereotypes and documentary evidence.

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Cervantine Satire and Folk Syncretism in Paulo De Carvalho-Neto’s Latin-american Novel mi TÍo Atahualpa
 Nance, Kimberly A.
2004 0-7734-6401-8 174 pages
This work is a critical examination of pre-testimonial engaged writing in late twentieth century Latin America that has been long overdue, not only to help flesh out the literary history of the region, but to help historicize what came after. As a Cervantine satire of indigenismo, Paulo de Carvalho-Neto’s 1972 novel offers an excellent start. As demonstrated in the first section of this study, not only is Mi tío Atahualpa a capacious and critical overview of a genre that dominated the Andes for decades, the novel is also a virtual recapitulation of Latin American literary history, incorporating genres that range from the crónica and folktale through social and magical realisms, and even certain elements of the nueva narrativa. Drawing on a background in the discipline of folklore studies as well as Latin American literature, the second part of this study examines the role of orality and folk syncretism in Mi tío Atahualpa, as a means of inverting the indigenista norms of blanco as observer and indio as object of observation. A final section compares Carvalho-Neto’s literary responses to the cultural challenges of his time with those of two contemporary novelists who were also responding to the unfinished business of indigenismo, José María Arguedas and Manuel Scorza; and with the limit-case of the nueva narrativa, Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela. As a narrative critique, Carvalho-Neto’s novel sheds light not only on indigenismo, but also on the crisis faced by Latin American narrative in the period of transition that followed the Boom.

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Echoes of Lucian in Goethe's Faust
 Washington, Ida
1988 0-88946-394-8 120 pages
An inquiry into the contribution which the Greek satirist Lucian and his German translator Wieland may have made to Goethe's Faust.

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Literature of Satire in the Twelfth Century a Neglected Mediaeval Genre
 Pepin, Ronald E.
1989 0-88946-316-6 150 pages
Recent anthologies give the impression that formal satire faded with Juvenal or Apuleius and did not reappear until Erasmus. This neglect of the entire medieval period omits the most prolific era for Latin verse satire in literary history, an oversight this study rectifies.

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Marmion Wilme Savage 1804-1872: Dublin’s Victorian Satirist
 Norman, Paralee
2000 0-7734-7689-X 160 pages
Marmion Savage wrote in Dublin during the notorious potato famines; criticizing extremes of political intellectual behavior which he believed were taking his homeland into the wrong directions. His five novels express these ideas, leaving few groups unscathed, including nearly all major Irish factions, political or not, many of the English, and even Americans from whose gigantic ‘wilderness’ and the resulting plethora of working class people’s dangers he wished to save his starving countrymen. This unbiased critical biography, based on twenty years of research, erases years of scholarly neglect, piecing together fragments of truth and falsehood.. For the first time, his persistent use of light satire is defined and recognized. He wrote multi-subgeneric novels with one dominant mode, a form typical in Victorian fiction. These are analyzed and explained, with brief summaries of his five long novels (now out of print), and illustrated in detail. The study includes a complete modern collected bibliography, a summary of all known criticism from his times, with detailed appendices, which includes an index.

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Romance of Jean De Paris/le Romant De Jehan De Paris Translated From the Old French
 Mermier, Guy R.
1993 0-7734-9225-9 120 pages
This anonymous fifteenth-century romance offers readers an unusual and curious window on the realities and mentalities of the late French Middle Ages. The crafty and often humorous antics of the young king of France disguised as a rich bourgeois in order to steal the old king of England's Spanish fiancée are very much in tune with the cynical and satirical stories widely told at that time. The book reveals signs of emerging national patriotism in France after the Hundred Year War against the English, and is also an emblem celebrating the ideal prince.

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