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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (8 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521787912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521787918
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 562,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The purpose of satire is to expose human hypocrisy, vice and folly, and because these aspects of human behaviour are not particular to any one historical period, satires can be understood by readers at any moment in time. This book explores the social and political circumstances to deepen that understanding. Text extracts are included from Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Lord Byron, E.E. Cummings and Evelyn Waugh.

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The aim of this book is to help students to become more aware of how understanding something about the contexts — literary, linguistic, social, historical or cultural — in which any text is produced can enhance their reading and help them to develop their own informed interpretations of what they read. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eve on 15 Sept. 2011
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This is a very basic, very accessible book, that has no depth to it. I bought it thinking it suitable for graduate level study becaus it was published by Cambridge. It is not. I'm sure that for high school students it offers a good introduction, but it wasn't at all useful for me.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Aug. 2002
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I bought this book because I love satire in general and just wanted to learn more about it. This is a great tutorial, well balanced with much to discuss and ponder about the relationship of satire and its immense value to our society both past and present. This book,"Satire", is true to its title...sharp and filled with wit that endures over the ages as it stimulates the mind and potentially changes society. What more can one want from a good book! I would just like to recommend that more present day satirical writings be included, perhaps in a later edition, which are reflective of our contemporary society. Well-informed students of 12st Century satire might like to mull over a book that I really enjoyed entitled, "Management By Vice" by C.B. Don. It has all the elements of a biting and apropos satire...I even recognized a fun verse that surely must be a "clerihew" in disguise on the avaricious character, Dr. V.P. Barron, in this eye-opening satire on American company management. "Management By Vice" is most appropriate and indeed prophetic in today's climate of corporate corruption and so I believe it would be a worthwhile study in addition to "Satire"'s many lessons.
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From its hilarious portrayals of chicanery, foppishness and general tomfoolery Satire (Cambridge Contexts in Literature) must surely rank among the foremost survey of satirical writings in the English language. Reading these entries again today (read, like many others, in my school curriculum) I'm surprised at how much I'd thought I'd remembered but which I'd actually missed or forgotten in the course of time. Four stars and three cheers for this always amusing companion of private moments.
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Great learning material 9 Mar. 2011
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I've tried to find informative materials on satire as a form and genre, but it was so hard to find. This text was fantastic and exactly what I was looking for!
Excellent choice 26 Mar. 2014
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I teach Literature in a bilingual high school and this book is perfect for my students' level and for the purpose of the course.
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