Politics and Literature in the Age of Swift : English and Irish Perspectives (Hardcover)

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Jonathan Swift was the most influential political commentator of his time, in both England and Ireland. His writings are a major source for historians of the eighteenth century, as well as including some of the greatest works of satire in verse and prose. This volume presents wide-ranging new perspectives on Swifts literary and political achievement in its English and Irish contexts, bringing together some of the most energetic current scholarship on the subject in both historical and literary studies.The essays consider Swifts attitude to Dissenters, his relationship with Walpole, and his place in, and understanding of, the political demography of colonial Ireland. They also examine Swifts poems and pamphlets, and his hoaxes and satires, showing his extraordinary versatility in a wide variety of genres. Full of original insights, this volume offers a rich and important new treatment of Swifts central role in eighteenth-century political and literary culture --Provided by publisher. *Author: Rawson, Claude Julien (EDT) *Subtitle: English and Irish Perspectives *Publication Date: 2010/06/28 *Number of Pages: 297 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.50

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521190152
SKU 214103228
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521190150
Release Date 4/9/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0312
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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