96 Pages
    by Routledge

    92 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

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


    John D. Jump