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The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World

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ISBN13: 9780762416974
ISBN10: 0762416971
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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.

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"[T]hough heavily weighted toward 'classic satire,' this anthology is likely the best of its kind to date." Library Journal

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"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"

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Joe Queenan is the author of seven books as well as a writer-at-large for GQ, a contributing editor at Movieline, and a columnist for the New York Times and Forbes. He lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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maheshwar, December 25, 2008 (view all comments by maheshwar)
Satire is a kind of kick that bounds you to hit of your own fist, ant defeating an elephant, looks cynical, but true. A comment on everyone including yourself. It has much humor than any thing else but with reality, begins with you!Satire hit other later, you being hit at first!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762416974
Publisher:
Running Press
Subject:
General
Editor:
Queenan, Joe
Commentaries:
Queenan, Joe
Author:
Queenan, Joe
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040303
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
1056
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 40.5 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
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