Intricate Laughter in the Satire of Swift and Pope Allan Ingram

ISBN: 9780312425401

Published: April 1st 1986

Hardcover

206 pages


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Intricate Laughter in the Satire of Swift and Pope  by  Allan Ingram

Intricate Laughter in the Satire of Swift and Pope by Allan Ingram
April 1st 1986 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 206 pages | ISBN: 9780312425401 | 4.78 Mb

While the eighteenth century was a period in which satire flourished, many eighteenth-century writers felt considerable unease about the form, and about the laughter it produced. This book explores the intricate effects of satiric laughter, taking asMoreWhile the eighteenth century was a period in which satire flourished, many eighteenth-century writers felt considerable unease about the form, and about the laughter it produced.

This book explores the intricate effects of satiric laughter, taking as its focus the satire of swift and Pope. Laughter is a weapon which excludes its victim not only from society but from the state of being human. At the same time laughter can achieve and strengthen group identity for those who are engaged in laughing, it is also frequently used as a weapon within society.

The satirist, in encouraging laughter, reactivates and legitimizes his readers childhood sense of play in order to secure endorsement of the satiric attack. The greatest satire however, transcends personal attack and brings the reader to affirm, through laughter, belief in the abiding worth of humankind.



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