Criticism and Correction: Satire and Praise in Dryden, Pope, and Beyond

‘The true end of satire is the amendment of vices by correction. And he who writes honestly is no more an enemy to the offender, than the physician to the patient, when he prescribes harsh remedies to an inveterate disease’ Satire is a difficult, protean genre and one that avoids rather than invites classification. John … Read moreCriticism and Correction: Satire and Praise in Dryden, Pope, and Beyond