Such ambiguities are present in Hoffmann's Menippean satire
, and in the title role, Stefano Secco had the acting ability to embody all it's different facets.
Reading The Third Policeman as a text displaying the failure of language and human perception/reason found its expression in the current analyses of the novel within the tradition of Menippean satire
His study of the prosimetric fiction that Varro Reatinus and Lucian of Samosata nominated as Menippean satire
, and which Frye anglicizes as "anatomy" after Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, changed the discourse permanently, and much for the better.
Petronius, of course, is often said to give a unique combination of Menippean Satire
and the novel in his work, which is sexually explicit enough.
Satyre Menippee is based upon the literary model of classical Menippean satire
, which was reintroduced in the sixteenth century first in Neo-Latin literature--witness the works of Erasmus and of Justus Lipsius--and then in other European literatures, as demonstrated by the satires of Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645), who kept a copy of this French work in his personal library, and of other seventeenth-century satirists.
Such parody sounds a lot like Menippean satire
, and if we want to affix a meaningful generic label to O Brother--one without all the critics' hyphens--we can call it that.
More specifically, he contends that the Consolation is a Menippean satire
, which explains its failure in achieving its surface goals, and that the true intention of the work is to temper the arguments of philosophy with Christian sentiments, expressed in biblical allusions at crucial junctures, with liturgical language, and with an emotional and devotional stance.
The different functions of verse and prose in the Histoire ancienne are very well brought out, but the attempt to link it to Aucassin, Aristote, and the concept of Menippean satire
is less successful.
He is completing his doctoral thesis on cognition, genre theory, and Menippean satire
, and has essays published or forthcoming on allegory and conceptual blending in Style and genre theory and the prototype theory of categorization in Genre.
Jose Lanters, Unauthorised Versions: Irish Menippean Satire
Not to be confused with an attitude of invective or censure, Menippean satire
is, as Joel Relihan describes it in Ancient Menippean Satire
, "an indecorous mixture of disparate elements, of forms, styles, and themes that exist uneasily side by side, and from which no coherent intellectual, moral, or aesthetic appreciation may be drawn.
Huckleberry Finn is a Menippean satire
, a form which, in the words of Northrop Frye," deals less with people as people as such than with mental attitudes," and "presents us with a vision of the world in terms of a single intellectual pattern.