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The Mode of Parody

An Essay at Definition and Six Studies


Bond Johnson

Contents: Parody as a mode of serious creation – Function of parody in the works of Flaubert, Joyce, Herbert, Mann and Nabokov – Regeneration of creativity through parody – An essay at definition in the form of a dialogue – Thomas Mann on parody – Doktor Faustus as a primer on the mode of parody – The rebirth of archetypal figures and myth through parody – Parody, Myth and the Tale.