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Robertson, Ritchie
Mock-epic poetry from Pope to Heine / Ritchie Robertson
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN6149.M55 R62 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mock-heroic literature -- History and criticism
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
French poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
German poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
French poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
German poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Physical Description 456 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [426]-441) and index
Contents Epic: a genre in stasis? -- Elements of mock epic -- Pope's Dunciad and its successors -- Voltaire's La Pucelle -- The fairy way of writing: Wieland -- Mock epic domesticated: Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea -- Puritans into revolutionaries: Butler's Hudibras and Ratschky's Melchior Striegel -- Heroes in their underclothes: Blumauer's Travesty of the Aeneid -- Wars in heaven: Parny's La Guerre des dieux -- Byron's Don Juan -- The last mock epic? Heine's Atta Troll -- Epilogue: A future for mock epic? Spitteler, Kafka, Joyce

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