The Satirist

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Dezember 2006



Satire takes as its subject the absurdity of human beings, their societies, and the institutions they create. For centuries, satirists themselves, scholars, critics, and psychologists have speculated about the satirists reasons for writing, temperament, and place in society. The conclusions they have reached are sometimes contradictory, sometimes complementary, sometimes outlandish. In The Satirist, Feinberg brings together the major theories about the satirist, to provide in one book a summary of the problems that specialists have examined intensively in numerous books and articles. Brian A. Connerys introduction provides an overview of Feinbergs career and situates the volume in the intellectual currents in which it was written.


Leonard Feinberg is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University. Among his books are Introduction to Satire, The Secret of Humor, and Asian Laughter. Brian A. Connery is professor of English at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He is the editor of Representations of Swift and co-editor of Theorizing Satire: Essays in Literary Criticism.

EAN: 9781412805629
ISBN: 1412805627
Untertitel: 'Classics in Communication and'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2006
Seitenanzahl: 370 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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