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Parody, Scriblerian Wit and the Rise of the Novel : Parodic Textuality from Pope to Sterne (New)

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Parody was a crucial technique for the satirists and novelists associated with the Scriblerus Club. The great eighteenth-century wits (Alexander Pope, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne) often explored the limits of the ugly, the droll, the grotesque and the insane by mocking, distorting and deconstructing multiple discourses, genres, modes and methods of representation. This book traces the continuity and difference in parodic textuality from Pope to Sterne. It focuses on polyphony, intertextuality and deconstruction in parodic genres and examines the uses of parody in such texts as «The Beggar’s Opera», «The Dunciad», «Joseph Andrews» and «Tristram Shandy». The book demonstrates how parody helped the modern novel to emerge as a critical and artistically self-conscious form.

Edition: New
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Przemyslaw Uscinski
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2017
TCIN: 52502542
UPC: 9783631681220
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4542

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