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English Satires - A Tapestry of English Satirical Brilliance - cover

English Satires - A Tapestry of English Satirical Brilliance

Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, John Dryden, Robert Burns, William Makepeace Thackeray, Robert Browning, Oliver Goldsmith, Geoffrey Chaucer, Alexander Pope, William Dunbar Dunbar, Lord Byron

Publisher: Good Press

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English Satires is a compelling anthology that encapsulates the brilliant wit and razor-sharp critique that have defined English satirical writing across ages. This collection weaves together a rich tapestry of works that span from the pithy, comedic tales of Chaucer to the keen societal observations of Swift and Pope, embracing a diversity of literary forms including poetry, prose, and the essay. The anthology reveals the evolution of satirical techniques, showcasing standout pieces that have left an indelible mark on literary tradition, all while maintaining a cohesive exploration of themes such as human folly, societal norms, and political arrogance. The contributing authors are monumental figures whose works have not only contributed to but also shaped the canon of English literature. From Jonathan Swifts acerbic prose to Robert Burns' lyrical mastery and Daniel Defoe's pioneering narratives, each author brings a unique voice that reflects diverse historical and cultural contexts. Together, they represent significant periods in literature, from the Renaissance to the Romantic era, highlighting how satire has served as a powerful tool for social and political commentary. 'English Satires' invites readers to dive into the depths of English literary satire, offering a unique lens to view the subtlety, complexity, and evolution of this enduring genre. Through this anthology, one gains an unparalleled opportunity to understand the dialogues between authors from different eras, each critiquing their society in ways that remain remarkably relevant today. This collection is not only an essential academic resource but also a treasure trove for anyone looking to appreciate the art of satire and its significant impact on English literature and beyond.
Available since: 08/12/2023.
Print length: 236 pages.

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