Parody: Ancient, Modern and Post-modern by Margaret A. RoseParody: Ancient, Modern and Post-modern by Margaret A. Rose

Parody: Ancient, Modern and Post-modern

byMargaret A. Rose

Paperback | September 24, 1993

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In this definitive work, Margaret Rose presents an analysis and history of theories of parody from ancient to contemporary times. Her earlier Parody/Meta-fiction (1979) was influential in broadening awareness of parody as a "double-coded" device that could be used for more than mere ridicule. In the present study she both expands and revises the introductory section of her 1979 text and adds substantial new sections on modern and postmodern theories and uses of parody and pastiche that analyze the work of theorists and writers including Bakhtin and Eco.
Title:Parody: Ancient, Modern and Post-modernFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:September 24, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521429242

ISBN - 13:9780521429245


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Defining Parody from the Ancients Onwards: 1. Ways of defining parody; 2. Distinguishing parody from related forms; Part II. Modern Parody: 3. Modern and late-modern theories and uses of parody; Part III. Post-Modern Parody: 4. Contemporary late-modern and post-modern theories and uses of parody; Part IV. Conclusions: 5. General conclusion; 6. From the ancient to the modern and the post-modern: a summary; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"A very important book. Margaret Rose's work reaches into many of the central issues for the discussion of modern literature and art. This is one of those books which moves beyond the sometimes narrow theoretical debates of the '70s and '80s to become a general text." Malcolm Bradbury