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scatology

the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
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Swift's reputation as scatologist par excellence stems largely from a series of late poems that confront readers with the brute material unloveliness of the body, thereby undermining human pretensions and sweeping aside the abstractions of courtly love and spiritual aspiration.
Or just a high-energy scatologist with the unlimited will to produce constantly new "shit"?
In times of disillusionment or ambivalence about national excess, postcolonial scatologists are, in a sense, adapting the matter out of place" formula.