Ruben Quintero's research while affiliated with California State University, Los Angeles and other places

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The SatiristSatirical PurposeProblems of Origin and Definition


... And again (300): "Proportionen zu vertauschen, Verhältnisse umzukehren, den gewöhnlichen Nexus der Dinge zu lösen-das bestimmt den Rang und den Vorzug satirischer Kunstwerke". Similarly Quintero (2007) 3: "Satire cannot function without a standard against which readers can compare its subject. We praise with delight what we admire..., and we censure with indignation the despicable or what causes ill because we have an acquired sense of what the world should or might be ... The satirist, either explicitly or implicitly, tries to sway us toward an ideal alternative, toward a condition of what the satirist believes should be." ...