The Literature of Satire by Charles A. KnightThe Literature of Satire by Charles A. Knight

The Literature of Satire

byCharles A. Knight

Paperback | November 26, 2007

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Ranging from the classics to the present, Charles Knight provides illuminating readings of such satirists as Horace, Lucian, Jonson, Molière, Swift, Pope, Flaubert, Ostrovsky, Kundera, and Rushdie in this study of satire in plays, novels, newsprint and verse. His broad examination sheds new light on the nature and functions of satire as a mode of writing.
Charles Knight recently retired as a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, of which he was one of the founding faculty, and where he still continues to teach. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century British literature; he has written Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: A Reference Guide (1994) and numerous articles for j...
Title:The Literature of SatireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521048702

ISBN - 13:9780521048705


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: the satiric frame of mind; Part I. Satiric Boundaries: 1. Imagination's Cerebrus; 2. Satiric nationalism; 3. Satiric exile; Part II. Satiric Forms: 4. Satire as performance; 5. Horatian performances; 6. Satire and the novel; 7. Literature and the press: the Battle of Dunkirk; 8. White snow and black magic: Karl Kraus and the press; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"When, after many years of reading, thinking, teaching, and writing, a scholar leaves us a handsome record of what he has learned, we ought to be grateful. It is with such gratitude that we should welcome Charles A. Knight's The Literature of Satire." - Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Leon Guilhamet, CUNY