Ridiculous Critics : Augustan Mockery of Critical Judgment, Paperback / softback Book

Ridiculous Critics : Augustan Mockery of Critical Judgment Paperback / softback

Edited by Philip Smallwood, Min Wild


Ridiculous Critics offers an outline of eighteenth-century literary criticism that questions its image as a civilized practice of cultural refinement and esteem.

No longer the equable narrative of texts having consistently serious content and purpose, this history highlights the contempt, jocularity, irony, and buffoonery that equally make up the critical spirit of the period.

Laughter's scandalous intrusions and corrections are pertinent today when puritanical solemnities of every kind claim the soul of critical writing.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 8 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781611486162



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