The Writings of Jonathan Swift - Swift, Jonathan
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"Contexts" features a generous selection of contemporary materials, among them Swift's letters, autobiographical documents, and personal writings. "Criticism" provides readers with a wide chronological and thematic range of scholarly interpretations, divided into two sections. The first, "1745-1940," includes assessments by Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Makepeace Thackeray, D. H. Lawrence, W. B. Yeats, F. R. Leavis, and André Breton, among others. The second, "After 1940," is by subject and collects critical discussions of A Tale of the Tub, the poems, the…mehr

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"Contexts" features a generous selection of contemporary materials, among them Swift's letters, autobiographical documents, and personal writings. "Criticism" provides readers with a wide chronological and thematic range of scholarly interpretations, divided into two sections. The first, "1745-1940," includes assessments by Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Makepeace Thackeray, D. H. Lawrence, W. B. Yeats, F. R. Leavis, and André Breton, among others. The second, "After 1940," is by subject and collects critical discussions of A Tale of the Tub, the poems, the English and Irish politics, and Gulliver's Travels, by Hugh Kenner, Marcus Walsh, Irvin Ehrenpreis, Penelope Wilson, Derek Mahon, S. J. Connolly, George Orwell, R. S. Crane, Jenny Mezciems, Ian Higgins, and Claude Rawson. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
  • Produktdetails
  • Norton Critical Editions
  • Verlag: Norton
  • Seitenzahl: 944
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 145mm x 33mm
  • Gewicht: 720g
  • ISBN-13: 9780393930658
  • ISBN-10: 0393930653
  • Artikelnr.: 22845875
Autorenporträt
Jonathan Swift, geb. 1667 in Dublin, 1689-94 Sekretär des Schriftstellers Sir William Temple in England, dann anglikanischer Geistlicher und von 1713 an Dekan von St. Patrick's in Dublin. Mit seinen beißenden Satiren kämpfte er gegen kirchliche und gesellschaftliche Mißstände. Er starb 1745.