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Dentith, Simon

This overview of parody, a whole literary mode which is not solely confined to literature, examines its appearance in everyday speech, theatre, television, architecture and films

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2000
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Dentith
ISBN: 0415182204, 0415182212, 9780415182201, 9780415182218
Physical Description: 200p. ; 20 cm.
Series: The new critical idiom
Subject: Parody.; Parody in literature.; Caricatures; Satire


  1. Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Approaches to parody 2. Parody in the ancient and medieval worlds 3. Parody in the novel 4. Parody and poetry 5. The beauties of burlesque 6. Is nothing sacred?
  2. postmodern parody Conclusion Glossary Bibliography

Author note

Simon Dentithis Reader in English at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, UK. His publications include Bakhtinian Thought: An Introductory Reader (Routledge 1995). _


'Simon Dentith provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking analysis of the concept of parody ... a very readable book.'- Language and Literature