A Comparative Study on Parody in Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

Xuan GUO


In Trpmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (TM), parody as a distinctive writing technique is unfolding in front of readers, which effectively functions in developing the plot and serving for the theme of the novel. The thesis aims to carry on a comparative study on the parody employed in TM from the following two perspectives: parody on the Beat Generation and On the Road as well as parody on Sun Wukong and Journey to the West.


Parody; Comparative study; The beat generation; Sun Wukong; Culture assimilation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8823


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