Category: Satire

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised via the hot York instances e-book evaluation as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is one among his so much outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a girl who grows a completely practical penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its better half elements. There are, although, issues. Cock & Bull, the ebook that brought an enfant negative of English letters to an American viewers, has fast turn into a vintage of blistering satire.

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By Abraham a Sancta Clara

Abraham a Sancta Clara veröffentlichte eine Sammlung Gelegenheitsschriften unter dem Titel Reim dich oder ich lis’ dich (1684); danach wandte er sich einem anspruchsvollerem Unternehmen zu, das ihn zehn Jahre lang beschäftigte und in vier Bänden als Judas der Erzschelm (1686–1695) erschien: Die apokryphe Biographie Judas Ischariots bildete den roten Faden durch eine Vielzahl predigtartiger Betrachtungen satirischer, humoristischer und moralisierender artwork.

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By Leonard Wibberley

By no means has "the funds game" been extra deliciously uncovered than during this inventive comedy-satire. Grand Fenwick's mystery weapon this time is its Grand Pinot chewing gum. on the end of its triumphant struggle opposed to the U.S., the duchy had lodged production rights to the product in an American corporation, the place that they had lain dormant. yet now the anti-smoking crusade is in complete tilt, gum revenues have boomed, and Grand Fenwick gets a money, unheralded and undesirable, for a million dollars-its forty consistent with cent percentage of the 1st annual revenue. What consternation! For absolutely not anything sturdy may result from the inflow of these unneeded funds into the tidy economic climate of Grand Fenwick (15 sq. miles; 5000 souls). And certainly the consternation is definitely based. 12 months later, the ills of inflation already afflicting each Grand Fenwickian, excessive or low, Conservative or hard work, the revenue fee isn't 1000000 cash, yet ten million. Now in simple terms the benign Gloriana XII can shop her humans, and idea is the same as the perilous second. settling on to lose the cash by means of making an investment it on Wall road, she closes her eyes-a vintage method-and jabs on the monetary web page along with her embroidery needle. Then, having airmailed off to the States a purchase for inventory within the corporation her needle has skewered, she settles again with ease and expectantly to her embroidery. sincerely Gloriana XII isn't any monetary genius, and, after all, her scheme is going awry. yet simply how so is an issue for Mr. Wibberley's risible ingenuity and for his readers. Suffice it to assert the following that mergers merge, conglomerates conglomerate, and in the end all of the cash markets of the area start to wobble. For what if Grand Fenwick should still liquidate its billions-yes, they're billions now-of American resources and insist fee in gold?

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"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, instructed through a fellow who does not have a reputation, and hasn't ever stuck a mouse, and is not a lot reliable for something other than looking at humans in action..." —The New Yorker

Written over the process 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comedian masterpiece, i'm a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class jap society throughout the Meiji period. With acerbic wit and sardonic point of view, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who reviews at the follies and foibles of the folk round him.

A vintage of eastern literature, I Am a Cat is considered one of Soseki's best-known novels. thought of via many because the maximum author in glossy jap historical past, Soseki's I Am a Cat is a vintage novel bound to be loved for years yet to come.

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"White Guard," Mikhail Bulgakov's semi-autobiographical first novel, is the tale of the Turbin relatives in Kiev in 1918. Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin have simply misplaced their mother--their father had died years before--and locate themselves plunged into the chaotic civil battle that erupted within the Ukraine within the wake of the Russian Revolution. within the context of this family's own loss and the social turmoil surrounding them, Bulgakov creates an excellent photo of the existential crises led to via the revolution and the lack of social, ethical, and political certainties. He confronts the reader with the bewildering cruelty that ripped Russian existence aside in the beginning of the final century in addition to with the intense ways that the Turbins preserved their humanity. during this quantity Marian Schwartz, a number one translator, bargains the 1st whole and exact translation of the definitive unique textual content of Bulgakov's novel. She contains the recognized dream series, passed over in past translations, and fantastically solves the stylistic matters raised by means of Bulgakov's decorative prose. Readers with an curiosity in Russian literature, tradition, or historical past will welcome this really good translation of Bulgakov's vital early paintings. This variation additionally includes an informative historic essay by way of Evgeny Dobrenko.

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By Alan Judd

A satirical romp during the corridors of the international place of work as Patrick Stubbs is published as 3rd secretary within the British Embassy in reduce Africa. Mayhem awaits him - an absent-minded ambassador, a bullying first secretary with a dipsomaniac spouse, and a overwhelm at the police chief's spouse!

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By Malcolm Bradbury

On the top of the Sixties, a British author accepts an educational put up in the United States for a 12 months that he will always remember English writer James Walker has 3 books to his identify, every one greeted with middling luck after which in a timely fashion forgotten. yet his résumé is important sufficient 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, although maybe met with shrugs at domestic, is the topic of brilliant scholarly feedback between American teachers. Walker, in fact, isn't really fairly what a few have been anticipating, 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 might be something yet traditional.

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By Witold Gombrowicz

A semi-autobiographical, satirical novel that throws into point of view all of Gombrowicz's significant literary, philosophical, mental and social matters. during the ebook Gombrowicz ridicules the self-centred pomposity of the Polish neighborhood in Argentina.

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