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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
Availability 0 units.
More About Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was born in 1667, the son of Anglo-Irish parents. After an education in Ireland, Swift moved to England where he reluctantly chose a career in the church. There, he worked for Sir William Temple, in whose household he met Esther Johnson. The two fell in love, but were never publicly married. While in England, Swift discovered his talents as a satirist, producing texts such as "A Tale Of A Tub" and "The Battle of the Books" (1704). At age thirty-one, Swift returned to Ireland as chaplain to a lord justice. Swift maintained his energy and wit and, later in life, wrote "A Modest Proposal" (1729) and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1726). Swift died on October 19, 1745.
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!