Major Works #2020

Major Works By Jonathan Swift Angus Ross David Woolley Major Works This authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift s fifty year career prose poetry and letters to give the essence of his work and thinking Jonathan Swift
  • Title: Major Works
  • Author: Jonathan Swift Angus Ross David Woolley
  • ISBN: 9780192840783
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Major Works By Jonathan Swift Angus Ross David Woolley This authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift s fifty year career prose, poetry, and letters to give the essence of his work and thinking Jonathan Swift 1667 1745 is best known as the author of Gulliver s Travels, which alone would have secured his place in the history of English literature But in addition to this classicThis authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift s fifty year career prose, poetry, and letters to give the essence of his work and thinking Jonathan Swift 1667 1745 is best known as the author of Gulliver s Travels, which alone would have secured his place in the history of English literature But in addition to this classic fictional satire, Swift wrote numerous works concerning politics, religion, and Ireland, some savage, others humorous, all suffused with his tremendous wit and inventiveness This anthology includes satirical works such as A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books, political pamphlets, pieces for the popular press, poems, and a generous selection from Swift s correspondence Presented chronologically, the anthology offers a new and clearer awareness of the unity as well as the complexity of Swift s vision, and the powerful bonds between disparate pieces.
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      Jonathan Swift was an Anglo Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer first for Whigs then for Tories , and poet, famous for works like Gulliver s Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, The Drapier s Letters, The Battle of the Books, and A Tale of a Tub Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry Swift published all of his works under pseudonyms such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.B Drapier or anonymously He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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    1. Swift was a very topical writer and only a handful of these essays, letters and poems A Modest Proposal, The Battle of the Books, A Tale of a Tub succeed as or less stand alone pieces, divorced from the particular circumstances that birthed them Suffice to say, I spent a good deal of time flipping back and forth between the text and the endnotes Yet this much is clear Swift is a brilliant prose stylist and a than adequate poet although I remain partial to Pope And as a satirist, he complements [...]


    2. A Modest Proposal is one of my faves I love the assortment of poems to Stella tooBesides The Tale of a Tub, I genuinely enjoy Swift I didn t get to read everything of his for this class but I d like to check out the rest of his works someday


    3. Over all, it s pretty good and he does come up to Juvenal s standard eventually despite the fact he risked trial for sedition, even treason, if found out to be the author of the Drapier Letters etc Juvenal didn t satirise anything or anyone to do with Domitian because to do so would ve entailed death I really liked A Modest Proposal but also liked the poems, certain lines of which were familiar, probably because included in Palgrave s Golden Treasury, a school book, so stood out for that reason [...]


    4. When I set out to read this, I had every intention of reading it cover to cover over the course of coming days, but that has proved to be a significant chore The nature of the prose makes it necessary to do some moderate amount of translation, for while it is written in english, and only a century separates it from the works of Dickens which I can read quite easily , that century has made a great difference in the style that the english language is used I confess, I knew that the language would [...]



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