Category: Satire

Stepping Westward: A Novel

By Malcolm Bradbury

On the top of the Sixties, a British author accepts a tutorial publish in the United States for a yr that he will always remember English writer James Walker has 3 books to his identify, each one greeted with middling good fortune after which quickly forgotten. yet his résumé is important adequate to earn him a yearlong appointment at Benedict Arnold collage because the American college's author in place of dwelling. At Benedict Arnold, Walker is anything of a celebrity-a firebrand of Nineteen Sixties British literary tradition whose paintings, even though probably met with shrugs at domestic, is the topic of vivid scholarly feedback between American teachers. Walker, in fact, isn't fairly what a few have been looking ahead to, and tradition clashes abound as he encounters the tropes of yank academia within the sixties. Fusty, buttoned-up professors, lively advocates of loose love, and aggressively bold colleagues collide to make sure that Walker's 12 months in the USA can be whatever yet traditional.

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Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

By Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill

Quintilian famously claimed that satire used to be tota nostra, or completely ours, yet this cutting edge quantity demonstrates that lots of Roman Satire's such a lot designated features derived from old Greek previous Comedy. Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill analyzes the writings of Lucilius, Horace, and Persius, highlighting the beneficial properties that they crafted at the version of Aristophanes and his fellow poets: the authoritative but compromised writer; the self-referential discussions of poetics that vacillate among protecting and competitive; the deployment of non-public invective within the provider of literary polemics; and the abiding curiosity in criticizing participants, forms, and language itself. the 1st book-length examine in English at the dating among Roman Satire and outdated Comedy, Roman Satire and the outdated comedian culture will attract scholars and researchers in classics, comparative literature, and English.

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Only Begotten Daughter

By James Morrow

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Nominated - Nebula 1990, gained - WFA 1991, Nominated - Mythopoeic 1991, Nominated - Locus myth 1991, Nominated - Campbell 1991

Murray Katz, the celibate keeper of an deserted lighthouse close to Atlantic urban, has been blessed with a daughter conceived of his personal seed and a holy ovum. Like her part brother Jesus, Julie Katz can stroll on water, heal the blind, and lift the lifeless. yet being the Messiah isn't effortless, and Julie, bewildered through her position within the divine scheme of items, is tempted by means of the satan and challenged by means of neo- Christian zealots during this vigorous odyssey via Hell and New Jersey.

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The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning

By Hallgrimur Helgason

With a few sixty six hits lower than his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or poisonous, has a perfect list as hitman for the Croatian mafia in ny. that's, until eventually he kills the inaccurate man and is compelled to escape the States, forsaking the lifestyles he is familiar with and loves. all of sudden, he unearths himself on a airplane hurtling towards Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the id of an American televangelist named Father pleasant. with out technique of get away from this island with out gun outlets and agreement killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he's pressured to come back to phrases together with his bloody earlier and reevaluate his destiny.

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The Mouse that Roared: A Novel

By Leonard Wibberley

In Leonard Wibberley's vintage political satire, a tiny backwards state comes to a decision the one option to live to tell the tale a surprising monetary downturn is to claim struggle at the usa and lose to get international relief - yet issues do not move in line with plan.

The Mouse That Roared used to be made right into a profitable function movie starring Peter Sellers.

Books within the Grand Fenwick Series:

Books 2 via five are top learn after The Mouse That Roared, yet the entire books might be learn and loved at any aspect within the series.

Book 1: The Mouse That Roared
Book 2: The Mouse at the Moon

Book three: The Mouse On Wall Street
Book four: The Mouse That kept The West

Book five: watch out for The Mouse (A Grand Fenwick sequence Prequel)

***All 5 books now additionally to be had in an e-book sequence bundle--The Mouse That Roared Boxed Set (Books 1-5)***

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The Truth: A Novel of Discworld

By Terry Pratchett

A confrontation and a conflict for the reality in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® series

The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they have noticeable almost about every thing. yet then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, suffering scribe William de Worde's upper-crust e-newsletter became Discworld's first paper of list.

An moral journalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories—a nasty behavior that quickly creates robust enemies desirous to cease his presses. And what greater means than to begin the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else wouldn't it be?) tabloid that comfortably interchanges what is actual for what sells.

But de Worde's bought an within line at the sizzling tale relating Ankh-Morpork's major patrician, Lord Vetinari. The proof say Vetinari is accountable. yet as William de Worde learns, evidence do not continually inform the entire tale. there is that pesky little factor referred to as . . . the truth.

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Flash and Filigree (Terry Southern)

By Terry Southern

Terry Southern is an acclaimed satirist of yank tradition, the author accountable for sweet and the screenplay of Dr. Strangelove. In Flash and Filigree, his first novel, he supplies yet one more outrageously humorous statement at the darkish aspect of our nationwide lifestyles. Frederick Eichner, world-renowned dermatologist, is visited by means of the entrancingly frustrating Mr. Felix Treevly, who involves him as a sufferer and remains as an obsession. Mr. Treevly leads the medical professional right into a sequence of hilarious and more and more bizarre occasions, which, with the help of a drunken deepest detective, a mad pass judgement on, a automobile crash, and a cannabis social gathering, ultimately force him to mayhem. A wild whirlwind of a singular, Flash and Filigree is a piece of comedian genius from one of many wittiest writers of our time.

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Morte D'Urban (New York Review Books Classics)

By J.F. Powers

Winner of The 1963 nationwide publication Award for Fiction.

The hero of J.F. Powers's comedian masterpiece is Father city, a guy of the material who's additionally a guy of the area. captivating, with an expansive imaginative and prescient of the religious existence and a excessive tolerance for ethical ambiguity, city enjoys a countrywide recognition as a speaker at the non secular circuit and has colossal plans for the long run. yet then the provincial head of his dowdy spiritual order banishes him to a retreat residence within the Minnesota hinterlands. Father city quickly bounces again, wearing God's note with undaunted enthusiasm in the course of the golfing classes, fishing motels, and yard barbecues of his new turf. but at the same time he triumphs his tribulations mount, and in any case his maximum luck proves a setback from which he can't recover.

First released in 1962, Morte D'Urban has been praised by means of writers as a number of as Gore Vidal, William Gass, Mary Gordon, and Philip Roth. This fantastically saw, usually hilarious story of a very unlikely Knight of religion is without doubt one of the best achievements of an writer whose singular imaginative and prescient assures him an everlasting position in American literature.

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