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Satiric inheritance : Rabelais to Sterne, Michael Seidel

Label
Satiric inheritance : Rabelais to Sterne
Title
Satiric inheritance
Title remainder
Rabelais to Sterne
Statement of responsibility
Michael Seidel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Satiric Inheritance: from Rabelais to Sterne Seidel sets out to undermine the ethical rationalizations for satiric action, which make the satirist a spokesman for those eager to claim moral hegemony in any given age. Most criticism of satire separates the satirist from the object of his scorn, and allies him with the rational humanism that scholars have considered their own. This alliance enables the scholar to speak both for himself and the satirist, to accuse and to exonerate with an authority which only those possessed of a bogus moral monopoly can claim. In place of the "all too easy answers about the nature of satiric action" (p. 3), Seidel substitutes the discomfiting knowledge that "the satirist is deeply implicated in satire's degenerative fictions precisely because he thrives as the chronicler of degenerative norms" (p. 4). As a result, "the satirist, having taken on a kind of monstrosity as his subject, makes something of a monster of himself" (p. 3). -- from http://www.jstor.org (June 13, 2014)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seidel, Michael
Dewey number
809.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6149.S2
LC item number
S44 1979
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rabelais, François
  • Sterne, Laurence
  • Satire
  • Inheritance and succession in literature
Label
Satiric inheritance : Rabelais to Sterne, Michael Seidel
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/hbz/toc/ht000369162.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-274)
Contents
The satiric dispensation -- Inheritance and narrative mode -- The revisionary inheritance: Rabelais and Cervantes -- The internecine romance: Butler's Hudibras -- A house divided: Marvell's Last instructions and Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel -- Fathers and sons: Swift's A tale of a tub -- Strange dispositions: Swift's Gulliver's travels -- Things unborn: Pope's The rape of the lock and The Dunciad -- Gravity's inheritable line: Sterne's Tristam shandy
Control code
ocm05028957
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 283 p.,
Isbn
9780691064086
Lccn
79084016
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 22838
  • (OCoLC)5028957
  • (OCoLC)05028957
Label
Satiric inheritance : Rabelais to Sterne, Michael Seidel
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/hbz/toc/ht000369162.pdf
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-274)
Contents
The satiric dispensation -- Inheritance and narrative mode -- The revisionary inheritance: Rabelais and Cervantes -- The internecine romance: Butler's Hudibras -- A house divided: Marvell's Last instructions and Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel -- Fathers and sons: Swift's A tale of a tub -- Strange dispositions: Swift's Gulliver's travels -- Things unborn: Pope's The rape of the lock and The Dunciad -- Gravity's inheritable line: Sterne's Tristam shandy
Control code
ocm05028957
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 283 p.,
Isbn
9780691064086
Lccn
79084016
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 22838
  • (OCoLC)5028957
  • (OCoLC)05028957

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