Satire: Spirit and Art
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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