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A Companion to Satire

Ancient and Modern

A Companion to Satire
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US$ 212.95
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.
Wiley; April 2008
626 pages; ISBN 9781405171991
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