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The Resource Menippean satire reconsidered : from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century, Howard D. Weinbrot

Menippean satire reconsidered : from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century, Howard D. Weinbrot

Label
Menippean satire reconsidered : from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century
Title
Menippean satire reconsidered
Title remainder
from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century
Statement of responsibility
Howard D. Weinbrot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Despite the long history of Menippean satire, from antiquity through the early modern era in Europe and up to the present, the genre often has resisted precise definition and has provoked critical controversy. In this work, Howard D. Weinbrot offers a new and lucid account of this complex literary category. He argues that in the wake of twentieth-century critics, notably Frye and Bakhtin, Menippean satire has been too broadly associated with "philosophic ideas" expressed in dialogic voices or languages."
  • "He proposes instead a set of more rigorous but still fluid criteria incorporating several key elements: the use of varied historical periods, voices, languages, or genres that challenge a threatening orthodoxy; an outcome either of failure and the satirist's renewed anger or of resistance without counter-orthodoxy; and the use of one or more of several identified rhetorical devices. He then explores in detail how these elements of Menippean satire combine and operate in the literatures of classical Rome and early modern France and England, considering major texts by Varro, Petronius, Lucian, Swift, Boileau, Pope, and Richardson."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinbrot, Howard D
Dewey number
827/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PR935
LC item number
.W43 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Classicism
  • English literature
  • Satire
  • Satire, English
  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Pope, Alexander
Label
Menippean satire reconsidered : from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century, Howard D. Weinbrot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Menippus the Gadaranean to Varro the Roman -- Petronius, Seneca, and Julian -- From Lucian the Debunker to Lucian the Blusher : revolution in the Menippean dialogues of the dead -- Changes : Menippus Redivivus, Menippus Idem, Menippus Sensus -- The preeminence of weeds : Swift's A tale of a tub and its parts -- A tale of a tub : "leze-majesté" and further joining -- Falling into the pit : A tale in its volume : The battle of the books and The mechanical operation of the spirit -- A tale of two cultures : Boileau's Art poétique in France and England -- Pope's Menippean essay on criticism -- Pope's Dunciad, Smithfield royalty, and subjects of disputation -- The Dunciad as notable poem -- Clarissa, Elias Brand, and death by parentheses
Control code
57392343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 375 pages
Isbn
9780801882104
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004030320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Menippean satire reconsidered : from antiquity to the Eighteenth Century, Howard D. Weinbrot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Menippus the Gadaranean to Varro the Roman -- Petronius, Seneca, and Julian -- From Lucian the Debunker to Lucian the Blusher : revolution in the Menippean dialogues of the dead -- Changes : Menippus Redivivus, Menippus Idem, Menippus Sensus -- The preeminence of weeds : Swift's A tale of a tub and its parts -- A tale of a tub : "leze-majesté" and further joining -- Falling into the pit : A tale in its volume : The battle of the books and The mechanical operation of the spirit -- A tale of two cultures : Boileau's Art poétique in France and England -- Pope's Menippean essay on criticism -- Pope's Dunciad, Smithfield royalty, and subjects of disputation -- The Dunciad as notable poem -- Clarissa, Elias Brand, and death by parentheses
Control code
57392343
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 375 pages
Isbn
9780801882104
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004030320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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