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English Satire : Clark Lectures - James R. Sutherland

English Satire

Clark Lectures

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1962
ISBN: 9780521091756
Number Of Pages: 188

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Professor Sutherland's Clark Lectures begin with a definition of satire, distinguishing it from comedy and emphasising the special qualities of the satirical author's motives and his participation in and enjoyment of the use of his talent. He then discusses primitive and popular forms; and there follow four chapters in satire in verse, in prose, in the novel and in the theatre. Each is historical, ranging from the beginnings of modern English literature to Shaw and Orwell. Due consideration if given to classical and medieval traditions, but the real core of the argument is an analysis of the great English satirists, their standpoint, style and method, with ample and enjoyable quotation. Dryden, Swift and Pope are given the most attention but in each chapter Professor Sutherland touches on a number of topics and authors including Fielding, Austen, Peacock, Dickens and Thackeray. A valuable unified account of the nature and resources of satire and the achievements of English satirists.

The nature of satire
The primitives: invective and lampoon
Verse satire
Prose satire
The novel
Satire in the theatre
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ISBN: 9780521091756
ISBN-10: 0521091756
Series: Clark Lectures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 3rd March 1962
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.21