Satire und Roman

Studien zur Theorie des Genrekonflikts und zur satirischen Erzählliteratur der USA von Brackenridge bis Vonnegut

Author: Helmbrecht Breinig

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783878084815

Category: American fiction

Page: 428

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Die römische Satire

Author: Ulrich Knoche

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525253199

Category: History

Page: 137

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Satire und politischer Roman

Untersuchungen zum Romanwerk Benjamin Disraelis

Author: Ulrich Christoph Janiesch

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060320556

Category: Political fiction, English

Page: 306

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Von Kruger's Alp nach Darkest England

Christopher Hopes satirische Romane

Author: Horst Trossbach

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826030352


Page: 313

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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Author: Kirk Freudenburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521803595

Category: History

Page: 352

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Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century BCE. Regarded by them as uniquely 'their own', satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a 'real Roman'. In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core practitioners and practices, placing them within the contexts of Greco-Roman literary and political history. Besides addressing basic questions of authors, content, and form, the volume looks to the question of what satire 'does' within the world of Greco-Roman social exchanges, and goes on to treat the genre's further development, reception, and translation in Elizabethan England and beyond. Included are studies of the prosimetric, 'Menippean' satires that would become the models of Rabelais, Erasmus, More, and (narrative satire's crowning jewel) Swift.

Roman Satire

Its Outlook on Social Life

Author: John Wight Duff

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Latin literature

Page: 205

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Roman Satire

Author: Daniel Hooley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470777087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 7994

This compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire examines the development of the genre, focusing particularly on the literary and social functionality of satire. It considers why it was important to the Romans and why it still matters. Provides a compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire. Focuses on the development and function of satire in literary and social contexts. Takes account of recent critical approaches. Keeps the uninitiated reader in mind, presuming no prior knowledge of the subject. Introduces each satirist in his own historical time and place – including the masters of Roman satire, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. Facilitates comparative and intertextual discussion of different satirists.

Figuring Genre in Roman Satire

Author: Catherine Keane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195346022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Satirists are social critics, but they are also products of society. Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, the verse satirists of ancient Rome, exploit this double identity to produce their colorful commentaries on social life and behavior. In a fresh comparative study that combines literary and cultural analysis, Catherine Keane reveals how the satirists create such a vivid and incisive portrayal of the Roman social world. Throughout the tradition, the narrating satirist figure does not observe human behavior from a distance, but adopts a range of charged social roles to gain access to his subject matter. In his mission to entertain and moralize, he poses alternately as a theatrical performer and a spectator, a perpetrator and victim of violence, a jurist and criminal, a teacher and student. In these roles the satirist conducts penetrating analyses of Rome's definitive social practices "from the inside." Satire's reputation as the quintessential Roman genre is thus even more justified than previously recognized. As literary artists and social commentators, the satirists rival the grandest authors of the classical canon. They teach their ancient and modern readers two important lessons. First, satire reveals the inherent fragilities and complications, as well as acknowledging the benefits, of Roman society's most treasured institutions. The satiric perspective deepens our understanding of Roman ideologies and their fault lines. As the poets show, no system of judgment, punishment, entertainment, or social organization is without its flaws and failures. At the same time, readers are encouraged to view the satiric genre itself as a composite of these systems, loaded with cultural meaning and highly imperfect. The satirist who functions as both subject and critic trains his readers to develop a critical perspective on every kind of authority, including his own.

Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

Author: Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107081548

Category: History

Page: 310

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Quintilian famously claimed that satire was tota nostra, or totally ours, but this innovative volume demonstrates that many of Roman Satire's most distinctive characteristics derived from ancient Greek Old Comedy. Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill analyzes the writings of Lucilius, Horace, and Persius, highlighting the features that they crafted on the model of Aristophanes and his fellow poets: the authoritative yet compromised author; the self-referential discussions of poetics that vacillate between defensive and aggressive; the deployment of personal invective in the service of literary polemics; and the abiding interest in criticizing individuals, types, and language itself. The first book-length study in English on the relationship between Roman Satire and Old Comedy, Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition will appeal to students and researchers in classics, comparative literature, and English.

Essays on Roman Satire

Author: William S. Anderson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140085315X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 514

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Irvine Anderson carefully reconstructs the years between 1933 and 1950 and provides a case study of the evolution of U.S. foreign oil policy and of the complex relationships between the U.S. government and the business world. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century

Author: William Kupersmith

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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This book discusses Imitations of the ancient Roman verse satirists Horace, Juvenal, and Perseus published in Britain in the first half of the eighteenth century. It endeavors to put major writers such as Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson in the context of lesser writers of the period. It also devotes attention to other canonical writers such as Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, and Christopher Smart.

Einmal Mallorca

Roman, Satire

Author: Gabriele Neuert-Atzinger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3837026728


Page: 128

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Humour and History

Author: Keith Cameron

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781871516807

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 3709

Aristotle felt that laughter was a distinctive trait of humanity and one that distinguished humans from the animals. On the other hand, the very existence of human beings could be considered a 'joke'. This title offers an insight into the role humour has played in various European cultures throughout their history.

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Allan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164336X

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.