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.
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.
Illustrations viii Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xiv Introduction: Understanding Satire 1 Ruben Quintero Part I Biblical World to European Renaissance 13 1 Ancient Biblical Satire 15 Thomas Jemielity 2 Defining the Art of Blame: Classical Satire 31 Catherine Keane 3 Medieval Satire 52 Laura Kendrick 4 Rabelais and French Renaissance Satire 70 Edwin M. Duval 5 Satire of the Spanish Golden Age 86 Alberta Gatti 6 Verse Satire in the English Renaissance 101 Ejner J. Jensen 7 Renaissance Prose Satire: Italy and England 118 W. Scott Blanchard Part II Restoration and Eighteenth-century England and France 137 8 Satire in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century France 139 Russell Goulbourne 9 Dramatic Satire in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century 161 Jean I. Marsden 10 Dryden and Restoration Satire 176 Dustin Griffin 11 Jonathan Swift 196 Frank Boyle 12 Pope and Augustan Verse Satire 212 Ruben Quintero 13 Satiric Spirits of the Later Eighteenth Century: Johnson to Crabbe 233 James Engell 14 Restoration and Eighteenth-century Satiric Fiction 257 Joseph F. Bartolomeo 15 Gendering Satire: Behn to Burney 276 Claudia Thomas Kairoff 16 Pictorial Satire: From Emblem to Expression 293 Ronald Paulson Part III Nineteenth Century to Contemporary 325 17 The Hidden Agenda of Romantic Satire: Carlyle and Heine 327 Peter Brier 18 Nineteenth-century Satiric Poetry 340 Steven E. Jones 19 Narrative Satire in the Nineteenth Century 361 Frank Palmeri 20 American Satire: Beginnings through Mark Twain 377 Linda A. Morris 21 Twentieth-century Fictional Satire 400 Valentine Cunningham 22 Verse Satire in the Twentieth Century 434 Timothy Steele 23 Satire in Modern and Contemporary Theater 460 Christopher J. Herr 24 Irish Satire 476 Jose Lanters Part IV The Practice of Satire 493 25 Modes of Mockery: The Significance of Mock-poetic Forms in the Enlightenment 495 Blanford Parker 26 Irony and Satire 510 Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit 27 Mock-biblical Satire from Medieval to Modern 525 Michael F. Suarez 28 The Satiric Character Sketch 550 David F. Venturo 29 The Secret Life of Satire 568 Melinda Alliker Rabb Index 585