Parodies of the divine in Joyce and Rushdie

  • Stefano Manferlotti
Keywords: parody, sacred, Joyce, Rushdie, novel


After  giving a general definition of literary parody, this short essay underlines the way it transforms the sublime into ridiculous when applied to religious subjects. A close reading of some passages from Joyce's Ulysses  and Rushdie's The Satanic Verses allows the author to draw the reader's attention to some relevant aspects of the modern and postmodern British novel. 


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How to Cite
Manferlotti, S. (2017). Parodies of the divine in Joyce and Rushdie. Between, 6(12).
Parody, Satire, Humour. Seven Lectures and a Memory