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A preface to Swift

Author: Keith Crook
Publisher: New York : Longman, 1998.
Series: Preface books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Swift's moral and political satires astonished his contemporaries and still have the power to disturb, with their compelling images and unsettling turns of argument, and to delight, with their charm and inventive wit. A Preface to Swift examines the complex appeal of this fierce critic of oppression. This will be a particularly useful introduction to students who are studying satire as a genre: the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jonathan Swift; Jonathan Swift
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Crook
ISBN: 0582289785 9780582289789 0582289777 9780582289772
OCLC Number: 153874795
Description: vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Writer and his Setting --
Chronological chart of Swift's life and contemporary events --
Chronological chart of ministers, 1702-1715, spanning the reign of Queen Anne. 1. A Brief Life of Swift. 2. Politics and the Individual. 3. Swift's London and Ireland. 4. Women and the Body. 5. Swift and Contemporary Ideas --
pt. 2. Critical Survey. Critical Survey of Selected Passages. Poetry. Prose --
pt. 3. Reference Section.
Series Title: Preface books
Responsibility: Keith Crook.

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This text follows a chronological account of Jonathan Swift's life. It focuses on "Gulliver's Travels", but also discusses other works including early satires, political writings, poems and letters.  Read more...

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"This is an advanced introduction to Swift which combines several skills; those of the biographer, historian and critic." Irish studies review, 1999

 
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