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In this critically acclaimed compendium of 11 outrageous commentaries and tales by the English language's greatest satirist, Jonathan Swift reflects on the absurdity of organized religion, classical versus modern literature, astrological predictions, eating children, and other tantalizing topics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Manic D Press, Inc.
ISBN 1933149035 ISBN13 9781933149035
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More About Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 - 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is regarded by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms - such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier - or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles.
Jonathan Swift lived in Dublin. Jonathan Swift was born in 1667 and died in 1745.
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The Greatest Satire Ever Written in English Jun 22, 2006
This collection of Swift's essays gives a terrific overview of his hilarious and too true writings that have withstood the test of time. From the opening lines of the first essay (Swift's Preface to 'The Battle of the Books'): "Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own..." to the end of the book (Swift's gravestone epitaph, translated by Yeats), every selection is thought-provoking, funny, and accessible. Highly recommended!