At a minimum, "Last Night" resonates with both edenic and apocalyptic biblical motifs, contains obvious elements of science fiction, employs satire, some of which has affinities with Menippean satire
, and partakes of the utopian tradition but on the dystopian side of it.
Forms explored include vituperative exchange, "alewife" poems, allegory, Juvenalian and Menippean satire
, elegy, epitaph, and household ordinances; the traditions of Chaucerian and post-Chaucerian verse are also usefully mined.
Francisco de Quevedo's Menippean Satire
<<Suenos y discursos>> at the Epistemological Crossroads of Seventeenth-Century Spain.
Antonius is a Menippean satire
named for the recently deceased Antonio Beccadelli; in it his friends revisit favorite topics that they had enjoyed discussing with him.
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
. Noman is described as a "godless Cartesian" led by a belief in a reality that is ultimately graspable and decipherable by his perception.
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.
Listo alguns exemplos apenas: "aphorism" tambem surge na pagina 82, "Chariton" em 26-27, 29 e 116, "Greek romance" em 28-29, "Iliad" em 53, "[Joyce, J.] Ulysses" em 45, "Menippean satire
" em 3, 18, 27-28, "Montaigne" em 82, "parody" em 25-26, 29, "[Petronius] Satyrica" em lie 22, "[Plato] Republic" em 32 e 39, "[Plato] Symposium" em 32, 38-39, "[Seneca] Apocolocyntosis" em 10, 12-13 e 15, "Tolstoy" em 45, "Wittgenstein" em 82.
Boyarin ultimately singles out Menippean satire
as the most important genre with which to understand both the Talmud and Plato, pointing out their seriocomic peculiarity.
Yet, regarding the genre of Satire in a strict sense, recent publications have demonstrated the significant presence of Roman verse satire and Menippean Satire
in the Metamorphoses and the Noctes Atticae.
Vows To Defeat Whoever It Is We're At War With" and "American Life Turns Into Bad Jerry Bruckheimer Movie." However, perhaps because of its relative notoriety and popularity, The Onion also ran less inflammatory headlines in the same issue, including "Hijackers Surprised To Find Selves In Hell" and "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule." Such headlines displayed, in Bakhtinian terms, an ideological conflict between Menippean satire
's interest in presenting the instability of contemporary reality and the authorities' interest in presenting idealized moral absolutes; the latter offer a sense of solace, while the former demands uncomfortable critical thinking.
Emphasizing its links with Menippean satire
, I read the lunar episode as