Satire That Would “Gag a Goat”

in Revel with a Cause

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226431642
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226431659 | DOI:
Satire That Would “Gag a Goat”

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By the early 1960s, a few performers and artists were challenging the limits of satiric irreverence with material that was even too indicting, despairing, or profane for the tastes of many educated, middle-class audiences members. This chapter focuses on the ways in which Paul Krassner's satiric publication the Realist and “sicknik” comedian Lenny Bruce finally and fatefully transgressed the bounds of liberal satire.

Keywords: liberal satire; satirists; Paul Krassner; Realist; comedian; Lenny Bruce

Chapter.  14607 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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