The Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift
Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism
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Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift
Book Description"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 Andre 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393930658
Classification: Literary essays , Poetry by individual poets
Format: Paperback (236mm x 145mm x 30mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jonathan Swift
Claude Rawson is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of God, Gulliver, and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination: 1492-1945, English Satire and the Satire Tradition, and Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition. He is General Editor of the Works of Jonathan Swift (Cambridge University Press) and co-editor, with Ian Higgins, of the Oxford World Classics edition of Gulliver's Travels. Ian Higgins is the author of Swift's Politics: A Study in Disaffection (1994) and Jonathan Swift (2004), and is an editor (with Claude Rawson) of Gulliver's Travels (2005). He is a Reader in English at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where he teaches courses on early modern and eighteenth-century literature and on British imperial fiction.
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