The Resource Satire : a critical reintroduction, Dustin Griffin

Satire : a critical reintroduction, Dustin Griffin

Label
Satire : a critical reintroduction
Title
Satire
Title remainder
a critical reintroduction
Statement of responsibility
Dustin Griffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Satire has been with us since at least the Greeks and is a staple of the literary classroom. Dustin Griffin now moves away from the prevailing moral-didactic approach established thirty years ago to a more open view and reintegrates the Menippean tradition with the tradition of formal verse satire. Exploring texts from Aristophanes to the moderns, with special emphasis on the eighteenth century, Griffin uses a dozen major figures - Horace, Juvenal, Persius, Lucian, More, Rabelais, Donne, Dryden, Pope, Swift, Blake, and Byron - as primary examples
  • Because satire often operates as a mode or procedure rather than as a genre, Griffin offers not a comprehensive theory but a set of critical perspectives. Some of his topics are traditional in satire criticism: the role of the satirist as moralist; the nature of satiric rhetoric; and the impact of satire on the political order. Others are new: the problems of satire and closure; the pleasure it affords readers and writers; and the socioeconomic status of the satirist. Griffin concludes that satire is problematic, open-ended, essayistic, and ambiguous in its relationship to history, uncertain in its political effect, resistant to formal closure, more inclined to ask questions than to provide answers, and ambivalent about the pleasures it offers. Here is the ideal introduction to satire for the student and, for the experienced scholar, an occasion to reconsider the uses, problems, and pleasures of satire in light of contemporary theory
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Dustin H
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6149.S2
LC item number
G75 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satire
  • Satire
  • Satires
  • Letterkunde
  • Satire
  • Satir
Label
Satire : a critical reintroduction, Dustin Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Theories of Satire in Polemical Context -- 2. The Rhetoric of Satire: Inquiry and Provocation -- 3. The Rhetoric of Satire: Display and Play -- 4. Satiric Closure -- 5. Satiric Fictions and Historical Particulars -- 6. The Politics of Satire -- 7. The Pleasures of Satire -- Conclusion: Prospects and Further Investigations
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780813108292
Lccn
93032688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28722019
  • (OCoLC)ocm28722019
Label
Satire : a critical reintroduction, Dustin Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Theories of Satire in Polemical Context -- 2. The Rhetoric of Satire: Inquiry and Provocation -- 3. The Rhetoric of Satire: Display and Play -- 4. Satiric Closure -- 5. Satiric Fictions and Historical Particulars -- 6. The Politics of Satire -- 7. The Pleasures of Satire -- Conclusion: Prospects and Further Investigations
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9780813108292
Lccn
93032688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28722019
  • (OCoLC)ocm28722019

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