About this book
An entertaining anthology of parodies, encompassing light skits, boisterous send-ups, and savage lampoons, ranging from the broadly comic to the subtle and erudite. Features an eclectic mix of well-known names and new discoveries, parodying material from Chaucer onwards.
An unparalleled introduction to the parodist's art, The Oxford Book of Parodies includes parodies from Chaucer to the present day, ranging from imitations and spoofs to lampoons and pastiches, comical, scornful, witty, and subtle. It also takes in advertisements, legal rituals, political warfare and a scientific hoax.
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