A Companion to Satire
Copyright © 2007 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Ruben Quintero
Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9781405119559
Online ISBN: 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.