Burlesque  book cover
1st Edition


ISBN 9781138283244
Published January 17, 2019 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful introduction to burlesque literature, a term used by critics from the seventh-century onwards to describe work in which an incongruity between serious subject-matter and style is used to provoke laughter. It examines the four main types of burlesque writing: Travesty, Hudibrastic, Parody and the Mock-Poem, as well as dramatic burlesques.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Definitions 2. Travesty 3. Hudibrastic 4. Parody 5. The Mock-Poem 6. Dramatic Burlesque; Select Bibliography; Index

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