- De ambivalente Amurath: 'De lantaarn' van Pieter van Woensel als relativerende satire
- De achttiende eeuw
- Volume | Issue number
- 42 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)
This article discusses Pieter van Woensel’s Lantaarn (1792-1801), a satirical Dutch illustrated periodical. This periodical is placed within a tradition of satirical works that downplay their butt through the use of ambivalence, a tradition that is besides shown to have a special connection with the Enlightenment. Through a close-reading of several passages and one illustration, it becomes clear that ambivalence is indeed an important characteristic of De Lantaarn, thus being a product not just of its own time, but also of the aforementioned tradition.
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