Malcontents

by Joe Queenan

Book review

Popular satirist Joe Queenan proves that cynicism in literature flourished long before Generation X in this acerbic compendium of the best classic satirical writing from the last several centuries, as well as from Ancient Greece. The collection encompasses essays, short stories, plays, and novels, with Queenan's insightful biographies of each featured writer. Selections include engaging, readable works by early wits ranging from Oscar Wilde to Mark Twain, and excerpts from The Prince by Machiavelli; "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift; "Justine" by the Marquis de Sade; as well as works by Rabelais, Moliere, Ben Johnson, Aristophanes, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, and other wits.

Title
ISBN9780762416974
Author
PublisherRunning Press
GanreFiction
Release date 03.03.2004
Pages count1056
File size4 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating4.08 (49 votes)

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