a modest proposal
The more sophisticated parody is, the easier it is to miss its parodie character, to fall into the trap of taking it as a serious, straightforward exercise of the art it mimics. Yet, to be successful as parody, it must provide sufficient clues for the discerning reader to grasp its satirical character. Otherwise, it remains an undetected, therefore unappreciated, hoax.
Scanlon, J. (1995)., Pure presence: a modest proposal, in J. C. Evans (ed.), Derrida and phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 95-101.
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