Knight, Charles A.

The literature of satire / Charles A. Knight. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004. - ix, 327 p. : 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 302)-319) and index.

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. Table of contents

This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present.



0521834600 (hardback) 0521048702

2003055287


Satire--History and criticism.

PN6149.S2 / K48 2004

809.7 / KNL 2004

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