Description - A Companion to Satire by Ruben Quintero
This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present.
Tracks satire from its first appearances in the prophetic books of the Old Testament through the Renaissance and the English tradition in satire to Michael Moore s satirical movie Fahrenheit 9/11 .
Highlights the important influence of the Bible in the literary and cultural development of Western satire.
Focused mainly on major classical and European influences on and works of English satire, but also explores the complex and fertile cultural cross-semination within the tradition of literary satire.
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Author Biography - Ruben Quintero
Ruben Quintero is Professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles, and teaches Restoration and eighteenth-century literature. His book Literate Culture: Pope s Rhetorical Art (1992) received a University of Delaware Press Manuscript Award.