Critical Companion to Jonathan Swift: A Literary Reference by Paul J Degategno, R Jay Stubblefield

By Paul J Degategno, R Jay Stubblefield

An intensive research of all Swift's significant works, this article examines his impacts, together with kin, pals, kin, and neighbors, in addition to very important locations the place he lived and labored.

Show description

Read Online or Download Critical Companion to Jonathan Swift: A Literary Reference to His Life and Works (Critical Companion) PDF

Similar satire books

Rates of Exchange

First and foremost look Dr Angus Petworth (also referred to as Pitwit, Pervert, and Petwurt through his Soviet-bloc hosts) could look stuffy; his is a pale-faced, middle-aged British professor of linguistics. yet once he units out on a lecture journey in the back of the Iron Curtain and turns into embroiled in a disagreement with a matronly stewardess at the aircraft, it’s transparent that he's off on a hugely strange event.

Babbitt (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)  

Babbitt, through Sinclair Lewis, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which bargains caliber versions at reasonable costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are a few of the impressive gains of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from trendy best writers and students Biographies of the authors Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged through the paintings reviews by means of different well-known authors research inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies Bibliographies for additional examining Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriateAll variants are fantastically designed and are revealed to enhanced necessities; a few contain illustrations of historic curiosity.


KurzbeschreibungSie brauchen für Ihre Schullektüre sofort eine ausführliche Inhaltsangabe, ohne womöglich Zeit gehabt zu haben, das entsprechende Werk zu lesen? Sie müssen sich noch ganz schnell über den Aufbau eines Werkes informieren? Bei Königs Erläuterungen bekommen Sie klare und universelle Informationen!

Öffentliche Mülleimer dürfen nicht sexuell belästigt werden. Die wahnwitzigsten Gesetze aus aller Welt

Unglaublich aber wahr: In North Carolina ist Niesen auf offener Straße bei Strafe untersagt und in Wisconsin darf ein Mann nicht mit einer Waffe schießen, um den Orgasmus seiner Frau anzuzeigen. - Die strenge Welt des Rechts steckt voller absurder Überraschungen. Aber zum Glück ist Lachen noch nicht strafbar - zumindest soweit uns bekannt.

Additional info for Critical Companion to Jonathan Swift: A Literary Reference to His Life and Works (Critical Companion)

Example text

Born at Pergamum, Galen served as attending physician to the joint emperors Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius. Of the more than 500 treatises he reportedly authored, more than 100 are extant. Gassendi, Pierre (1592–1655) French philosopher and scientist; Roman Catholic priest. Gassendi was cited favorably in William WOTTON’s Reflections and became well known for his efforts to refute Aristotle and DESCARTES and to promote materialistic atomism. An important topic in the works of Democritus, Epicurus, and Lucretius, atomism was the belief that all substance is made up of very small, indivisible particles.

Nora Crow Jaffe finds Swift using Apollo as the ruler of the poetic wits who often neglects the world below, resulting in poetic impotence (The Poet Swift 46). In “APOLLO’S EDICT,” Swift refers to his friend Patrick DELANY who suggested earlier a contrasting view that Swift was Apollo’s viceroy in Ireland, whose political intervention on behalf of the Irish was indispensable. ” In “Battle of the Books,” Apollo serves as a powerful symbol of balance and moderation in the so-called war between the Ancients and the Moderns.

In other essays, the “Maxims,” he argues against the power of coercion to influence belief, suggesting the validity of “primitive Christianity,” which he presents as an essential characteristic of English life. ” These strategies take for granted that asking readers to practice “Real Christianity” would seem too demanding. Swift’s target is not only the freethinkers who would abolish Christianity as a separate faith but all individuals whose allegiance to God is superficial and contains only empty words.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 48 votes

Published by admin