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"Platter's book is a meticulously researched and philologically sound study of specific plays, performed by a skilled classicist... it engages with the nuances of Bakhtinian theory in a lucidly sophisticated manner."

"Taking its lead from the work of Bakhtin, Platter's challenging and thought-provoking book represents a full-blooded attempt to look at Aristophanic comedy through a 'carnival' lens."

"Carnival of Genres is important because it validates the ambiguity in Aristophanes, but also because it reveals the problem with valuing ambiguity for its own sake."

"A focused, coherent, and convincing study of the dialogic interaction among various sources from which Aristophanes composed his comedies."