By (author) Professor Simon Dentith
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Parody by Professor Simon Dentith
Book DescriptionParody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons, Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal role in debates about postmodernism * parody in the culture wars from ancient times to the present This lively introduction situates parody at the heart of literary and cultural studies and offers a remarkably clear guide to this sometimes complex topic. Parody will serve as an essential resource, to be read and re-read by students of all levels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415182201
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Simon Dentith
Doctor Thorne, Paperback (November 2014)
Frank Gresham needs to marry for money if he is to save his impoverished family estate. But he loves the doctor's penniless niece, and faces a terrible dilemma. Dr Thorne knows a secret that would resolve the difficulty, but pride and moral scruples prevent its telling. Trollope develops his story with customary subtlety and comic skill.
Nineteenth-Century British Literature Then and Now, Hardback (April 2014)
Examining works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, William Morris and John Ruskin, Dentith uses the notion of hindsight to approach issues of interpretation and historicity. It is possible, Dentith argues.
Phineas Finn, Paperback (November 2011)
Phineas Finn, the handsome Irishman, is intent on making a career in government. His love life marches hand in hand with his political career, and in both he must decide whether to stay true to his principles. The second ofTrollope's Palliser novels, Phineas Finn paints a vivid picture of some very topical dilemmas.
Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-century Britain, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Professor Simon Dentith
The epic genre continued to be important in the nineteenth century despite its apparent anachronism.
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Author Biography - Professor Simon Dentith
Simon Dentith is Reader in English at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK. His publications include Bakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader (Routledge 1995). _
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