A Companion to Satire

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This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>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 <i>Fahrenheit 9/11</i>.<br /> </li> <li>Highlights the important influence of the Bible in the literary and cultural development of Western satire.<br /> </li> <li>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.</li> </ul>

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