Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

Animal Farm
Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
Gulliver's Travels
Cat's Cradle
Breakfast of Champions
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
A Modest Proposal
The Master and Margarita
Freaks I've Met
I Am America (And So Can You!)
The Sellout
Ambrose Bierce
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Anton Chekhov
When asked, "Why do you always wear black?", he said, "I am mourning for my life.
Anton Chekhov

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