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American Satire

An Anthology of Writings from Colonial Times to the Present

by Nicholas Bakalar

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Plume .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7589978M
ISBN 100452011744
ISBN 109780452011748

Get this from a library! American satire: an anthology of writings from Colonial times to the present. [Nick Bakalar;] -- From the earliest colonial times to the present day, American writers have been taking deadly aim at sacred cows. This unique anthology brings together the most telling of these ferociously funny. Satire is generally written with humor in mind, but carries undertones of political or social critique. Books Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Babbitt is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure on individuals toward conformity.

  Darryl Dickson-Carr. African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel. Columbia: U of Missouri P, pp. $ The intent of this book is to return "African American satirical novels to the center of our conceptions of black literature and culture.". Get this from a library! African American satire: the sacredly profane novel. [Darryl Dickson-Carr] -- "Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr.

In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African American satire and the vital role it has played, and in the process investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire. Dickson-Carr argues that major works by such authors as Rudolph Fisher, Ishmael Reed, Ralph.   His debut story collection, Friday Black, is darkly humorous satire of the dystopic results of an American culture conditioned to accept the excesses of capitalism, racism, and structural violence as the extraordinary becomes quotidian. And somehow Adjei-Brenyah retains a semblance of hope. We aren’t necessarily doomed, but we will be, he .


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