Satire: Spirit and Art

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University Press of Florida, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 300 pages
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Tracking his subject wherever it leads, Test finally locates satire living like a stranger in the basement. Even then it won't be trapped. Defining satire is like trying to put a shadow in a sack, he observes. What he brings upstairs - the fiercest form - is an encylopedic, historical analysis of satire.
  

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Contents

Elliotts Bind or What Is Satire Anyway?
7
The Trickster and the Spirit of Satire
37
Satire and Ritual
67
Satiric Reciprocity as Ritual
85
Verbal Aggression and Satire
100
Playing the Game of Satire
126
Words and Forms
150
Allegory and Caricature
186
Satire and Irony
250
Conclusion
257
Notes
263
Works Cited
269
Index
293
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