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30 Satires - 03 edition

by Lewis H. Lapham

30 Satires (ISBN10: 1565849868; ISBN13: 9781565849860)
ISBN13: 978-1565849860
ISBN10: 1565849868

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1565848467
ISBN10: 1565848462

Summary: Widely celebrated for his political essays, Lewis Lapham is a satirist who belongs in the company of Ambrose Bierce, H.L. Mencken, and Mark Twain. Over the last twenty years he has experimented with satire in its several forms-as burlesque, pasquinade, invective, and deadpan jest. This first assemblage of Lapham's satires presents thirty pieces that hold their currency and humor against the tide of social and political change that has engulfed American society in recent times. He red ...show moreuces to absurdity many of the topics of the day that are often treated portentiously: Dickens's A Christmas Carol is retold to praise the virtues of remorseless greed; the hydrogen bomb is introduced as a solemn dinner guest who doesn't play tennis or speak English; gene banks take the form of well-trained pigs that accompany their wealthy owners in the first-class cabins of transatlantic jets. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: New Press
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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