Category: Satire

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Breakfast Of Champions is classic Vonnegut. certainly one of his favourite characters, getting older author Kilgore Trout, unearths to his horror Midwest vehicle broker is taking his fiction as fact. the result's murderously humorous satire as Vonnegut appears to be like at conflict, intercourse, racism, luck, politics, and toxins in the USA and reminds us the best way to see the reality.

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By William Stafford

Debatable tv historian Hank Brownlow involves England to investigate his most up-to-date outlandish idea approximately Shakespeare yet unearths he's not by myself in his quest. another person is following a similar path and folks are finishing up lifeless. Meaniwhile, in Stratford upon Avon, disgruntled travel advisor Harry is visited by way of a stranger who claims to be a personality from 'The Tempest'. writer of Leporello at the Lam and the Brough & Miller sequence, William Stafford has created a satirical modern myth with a full of life experience of humour.

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By Truman Capote

Even though Truman Capote’s final, unfinished novel bargains a devastating team portrait of the low and high society of his time.
Tracing  the profession of a author of doubtful parentage and omnivorous erotic tastes, Answered Prayers careens from a louche bar in Tangiers to a banquette at los angeles Côte Basque, from literary salons to expensive whorehouses. It takes in calculating beauties and sadistic husbands in addition to such real-life aiding characters as Colette, the Duchess of Windsor, Montgomery Clift, and Tallulah Bankhead. in particular, this malevolently finny e-book monitors Capote at his such a lot relentlessly observant and murderously witty.

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By Ishmael Reed

The vintage freewheeling examine race relatives throughout the ages.

Mumbo Jumbo is Ishmael Reed’s brilliantly satiric deconstruction of Western civilization, a racy and uproarious statement on our society. In it, Reed, considered one of our preeminent African-American authors, mixes snap shots of old figures and fictional characters with sound bites on matters starting from ragtime to Greek philosophy. mentioned via literary critic Harold Bloom as one of many most vital books within the Western canon, Mumbo Jumbo is a trenchant and infrequently biting examine black-white family all through background, from a prepared observer of our tradition.

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By Ben H. Winters

From the writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a brand new story of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the unique textual content of the liked Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of big lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and different organic monstrosities. As our tale opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their early life domestic and despatched to live to tell the tale a mysterious island jam-packed with savage creatures and darkish secrets and techniques. whereas good Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by way of either the good-looking Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters conquer meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to discover real love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles which are ceaselessly snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social observation with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and simply the swiftest swimmers will locate real love!

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By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Welcome to big apple City's top East part, the place my buddies and that i stay, visit university, play, and sleep-sometimes with one another. It's a luxe existence, yet someone's acquired to stay it . . . till they die.

So starts off Gossip woman, Psycho Killer, a re-imagined and accelerated slasher version of the 1st groundbreaking Gossip Girl novel, that includes all new grisly scenes and over-the-top gore by means of no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Cecily von Ziegesar.

Just as within the unique tale, Serena returns from boarding university hoping to make amends together with her BFF Blair Waldorf--things simply haven't been an analogous seeing that Nate Archibald got here among them. yet here's the place our darkish story takes a flip: Serena makes a decision that the one manner for her to make issues correct with Blair is to dispose of Nate. If that suggests killing him, good, c'est l. a. vie. Her tried homicide doesn't pass disregarded through Blair, even though, who isn't approximately to enable Serena kill whoever she wants-not whilst there's Cyrus Rose and Chuck Bass and Titi Coates and everybody else who's ever aggravated Blair to do away with first...

American Psycho's Patrick Bateman has met his fit in Manhattan's latest, most lovely trendsetting serial killers, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.

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By Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill

Quintilian famously claimed that satire was once tota nostra, or absolutely ours, yet this leading edge quantity demonstrates that lots of Roman Satire's such a lot certain features derived from historic Greek previous Comedy. Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill analyzes the writings of Lucilius, Horace, and Persius, highlighting the good points 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 shielding and competitive; the deployment of private invective within the provider of literary polemics; and the abiding curiosity in criticizing members, forms, and language itself. the 1st book-length learn in English at the dating among Roman Satire and outdated Comedy, Roman Satire and the previous comedian culture will attract scholars and researchers in classics, comparative literature, and English.

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By Hallgrimur Helgason

With a few sixty six hits less than his belt, Tomislav Bokšić, or poisonous, has a ideal checklist as hitman for the Croatian mafia in big apple. that's, till he kills the incorrect man and is compelled to escape the States, abandoning the lifestyles he understands and loves. all at once, he reveals himself on a aircraft hurtling towards Reykjavik, Iceland, borrowing the id of an American televangelist named Father pleasant. with out technique of get away from this island without gun outlets and agreement killing, tragicomic hilarity ensues as he's pressured to return to phrases along with his bloody prior and reevaluate his destiny.

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Travels into a number of distant countries of the realm. In 4 elements. via Lemuel Gulliver, First a health practitioner, after which a Captain of a number of Ships, higher identified easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a singular through Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan quick, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it truly is Swift's most sensible recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.

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