Literature of Satire by Charles A. Knight
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Literature of Satire
By Charles A. Knight

The Literature of Satire

By (author) See other recent books by Charles A. Knight
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $72.95
Your Price: $65.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Literature of Satire by Charles A. Knight

Book Description

The Literature of Satire is an accessible but sophisticated and wide-ranging study of satire from the classics to the present in plays, novels and the press as well as in verse. In it Charles Knight analyses the rhetorical problems created by satire's complex relations to its community, and examines how it exploits the genres it borrows. He argues that satire derives from an awareness of the differences between appearance, ideas and discourse. Knight provides illuminating readings of such satirists familiar and unfamiliar as Horace, Lucian, Jonson, Moliere, Swift, Pope, Byron, Flaubert, Ostrovsky, Kundera, and Rushdie. This broad-ranging examination sheds light on the nature and functions of satire as a mode of writing, as well as on theoretical approaches to it. It will be of interest to scholars interested in literary theory as well as those specifically interested in satire.

Buy Literature of Satire book by Charles A. Knight from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521048705
ISBN-10: 0521048702
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Charles A. Knight

Political Biography of Richard Steele by Charles A. Knight Political Biography of Richard Steele, Paperback (January 2016)

Richard Steele is famous as an early writer of sentimental drama and as half of the writing team, Addison and Steele. He is notable both for the indirect propaganda he developed with Addison and for the open partisanship of his own periodicals. He wrote extensively about responsible economics but was famously irresponsible in his own affairs.

Literature of Satire by Charles A. Knight Literature of Satire, Hardback (February 2004)

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

» View all books by Charles A. Knight

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Literature of Satire book by Charles A. Knight and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Charles A. Knight

Charles Knight recently retired as a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, of which he was one of the founding faculty, and where he still continues to teach. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century British literature; he has written Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: A Reference Guide (1994) and numerous articles for journals such as Modern Language Review, Philological Quarterly, Modern Philology, Comparative Literature and Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Charles A. Knight close
Political Biography of Richard Steele by Charles A. Knight
Political Biography of Richard Steele by Charles A. Knight
Literature of Satire by Charles A. Knight
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close