A Companion to Satire

A Companion to Satire

Editor(s): Ruben Quintero

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405119559

Online ISBN: 9780470996959

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996959

About this Book

This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present.


  • Tracks satire from its first appearances in the prophetic books of the Old Testament through the Renaissance and the English tradition in satire to Michael Moore's satirical movie Fahrenheit 9/11.
  • Highlights the important influence of the Bible in the literary and cultural development of Western satire.
  • Focused mainly on major classical and European influences on and works of English satire, but also explores the complex and fertile cultural cross-semination within the tradition of literary satire.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Biblical World to European Renaissance

  2. Part II: Restoration and Eighteenth-century England and France

  3. Part III: Nineteenth Century to Contemporary

  4. Part IV: The Practice of Satire

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