Journals Higher Education



20 December 2009

448 Pages

ISBN: 9780199571581

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Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Ritchie Robertson

  • A widely ranging comparative study of English, French, German, and some Italian mock-epic poetry, all with translations provided
  • The decline of epic and the emergence of the 'mock' epic are discussed within a broad generic context, including mock-heroic, romance epic, parody, and travesty
  • Offers an important and lucid contribution to our understanding of the history of ideas