Scholars' Bedlam: Menippean Satire in the Renaissance

  title={Scholars' Bedlam: Menippean Satire in the Renaissance},
  author={Kenneth Prewitt and W. Scott Blanchard},
  journal={South Atlantic Review},
This study acknowledges the influence of certain classical authors, especially Lucian, on the revival of Menippean form in the Renaissance, and also seeks to explain the popularity of the Menippean satire by other means. Among the works discussed are Rabelais's Tiers livre, Nashe's Lenten Stuff, and Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. 
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