This choice of twenty-nine unique essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the current.
Tracks satire from its first appearances within the prophetic books of the outdated testomony in the course of the Renaissance and the English culture in satire to Michael Moore's satirical motion picture "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Highlights the real impact of the Bible within the literary and cultural improvement of Western satire.
Focused in general on significant classical and eu impacts on and works of English satire, but additionally explores the complicated and fertile cultural cross-semination in the culture of literary satire.
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Frye, Northrop (1944) The nature of satire. University of Toronto Quarterly 14, 75–89. —— (1968) Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. New York: Atheneum. —— (1982) The Great Code: The Bible and Literature. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. —— (1990) Words with Power: Being a Second Study of the Bible and Literature. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Jemielity, Thomas (1992) Satire and the Hebrew Prophets. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press. Rosenheim, Jr, Edward W. (1963) Swift and the Satirist’s Art.
At issue here is the critical stance taken by the text, the degree to which the text allows for accommodations within an admittedly flawed context, social, political, or what have you, or the degree to which such adaptations, as in Juvenal or in Jeremiah, are not morally possible. Like comedy, satire focuses on the individual in society, as opposed to the focus on the individual as individual in tragedy and romance (the other two main story forms in Frye). In satire, as in comedy, we will always be made aware of the conventions, patterns, systems, theories, and the like which operate in any society and quite often operate without awareness on the part of those living by those norms.
Ancient Biblical Satire 21 What is Satire? 1) Satire, prophecy, conduct books, sermon, editorial – what do they have in common? A content comprised of criticism or judgment. As Northrop Frye observes in his analysis of satire in the Anatomy of Criticism: ‘‘essential to satire . . ’’ What distinguishes satire from the attack or judgment that might appear in an editorial or the like is a second essential feature: ‘‘wit or humor founded on fantasy or a sense of the grotesque or absurd’’ (1968: 224).
A Companion to Satire: Ancient and Modern