Satire and the Correspondence of Swift

Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift . 4th ed . London : A. Millar , 1752 . Bullitt , John M. Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire .

Author: Craig Hawkins Ulman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674789760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 53

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Since the first secret publication, in 1740, of part of his correspondence with Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift's letters have become a standard source for his biographers and critics. Craig Ulman argues that the letters are not entirely reliable for biographical fact and have often been taken too literally. In this readable essay, Ulman surveys the satiric material in Swift's correspondence, highlighting his wit. The author views Swift's epistolary writing as very much a literary endeavor. He examines the pose and the persona and discusses the satiric methods the letters share with Swift's other published works.

Jonathan Swift

The book highlights the inventiveness of the satirist and his skill at manipulating the reader's expectations. It presents Swift as a man of the Age of Reason ever ready to call the imagination to the rescue of common sense.

Author: Jean-Paul Forster

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820434384

Category: Reference

Page: 258

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Much has been written on Swift and his principal satires. But surprisingly little attention has been paid to the imagination of the great Augustan satirist. His satirical deployment of fictions has never been systematically examined. Yet it is the aspect of his work which has done more than anything else to endear him to readers. The critical implications of this fact are the subject of Jonathan Swift: The Fictions of the Satirist. Against the current tendency to stress the relationship between the work and the life of the man or his age, J.-P. Forster explores the parodic devices and other fictional patterns by means of which the satirist produces his biting vision of man as a social and political animal. He argues that it is these fictional devices that enable Swift to construct his uncanny satirical reference to reality and to produce satirical effects that irony and rhetoric could never achieve by themselves. The book highlights the inventiveness of the satirist and his skill at manipulating the reader's expectations. It presents Swift as a man of the Age of Reason ever ready to call the imagination to the rescue of common sense.

Critical Companion to Jonathan Swift

Bullitt, John M. Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire: A Study of Satiric Technique. Cambridge. Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953.

Author: Paul J. DeGategno

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108516

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 481

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Provides a comprehensive alphabetical reference to the life and work of Jonathan Swift.

Jonathan Swift the Brave Desponder

Bennett , H. R. , Jonathan Swift , Priest ' , Anglican Theological Review ... Bullitt , John M. , Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire : A Study of ...

Author: Patrick Reilly

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719008504


Page: 287

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Study Guide to Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift

D. Studies of Swift's Satiric Technique. Bullitt, John M. Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire, 1953. Davis, Herbert. The Satire of Jonathan Swift, ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645422895

Category: Study Aids

Page: 216

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, an immediate popular success when it was published as Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World in 1726. As a novel of eighteenth century Britain, Gulliver’s Travels was a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre that was popular at the time. Moreover, Swift has given us a book which helps us measure our achievements, our failures and our predicaments against those of another age and another set of values. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Swift’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe

Critical studies mentioned are those of John M. Bullitt (Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965), Denis Donoghue (Jonathan ...

Author: Hermann J. Real

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1623561388

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Jonathan Swift has had a profound impact on almost all the national literatures of Continental Europe. The celebrated author of acknowledged masterpieces like A Tale of a Tub (1704), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729), the Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, was courted by innumerable translators, adaptors, and retellers, admired and challenged by shoals of critics, and creatively imitated by both novelists and playwrights, not only in Central Europe (Germany and Switzerland) but also in its northern (Denmark and Sweden) and southern (Italy, Spain, and Portugal) outposts, as well as its eastern (Poland and Russia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria) and Western parts - from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day.

Swiftian Inspirations

The Legacy of Jonathan Swift from the Enlightenment to the Age of Post-Truth ... John M. Bullitt, Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire (Harvard: Harvard ...

Author: Jonathan McCreedy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527546144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book addresses key problems regarding Swiftian thought and satire, analyzing the inspirational cultural legacy which generations of writers, thinkers, and satirists have recurrently relied upon since the Enlightenment. Section One deals with the eighteenth century and the topics of truth, falsehood and madness. Section Two focuses on two film adaptations of Gulliver’s Travels as well as on allusions to Swiftian satire during the US Enlightenment and in post-racial America. Section Three looks at the politics of language, politeness, and satire within translation, and Section Four dwells upon the process of reading Swift in the age of post-truth and Brexit. It will be of interest to students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and culture, modern-day politics as well as to those interested in satire, science fiction, and film adaptations of literary works.

The Literary History of England

Among general studies may be cited: F.R.Leavis, “The Irony of Swift” in The Common Pursuit (1952); John M.Bullitt, Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire ...

Author: Donald F. Bond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134847815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The paperback edition, in four volumes, of this standard work will make it readily available to students. The scope of the work makes it valuable as a work of reference, connecting one period with another and placing each author clearly in the setting of his time. Reviewing the first edition, The Times Literary Supplement commented: ‘in inclusiveness and in judgment it has few rivals of its kind’. This third volume covers the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (1660-1789) and is co-authored by George Sherburn and Donald F. Bond (both at the University of Chicago).

Literary History of England

Among general studies may be cited: F.R.Leavis, “The Irony of Swift” in The Common Pursuit (1952); John M.Bullitt, Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire ...

Author: Albert C. Baugh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0710061307

Category: English literature

Page: 3721

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A Tale of a Tub and Other Works

Jonathan Swift Angus Ross, David Woolley ... H.J. Davis , Jonathan Swift : Essays on his Satire and Other Studies ( Oxford , 1964 ) : of particular interest ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835932

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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An anthology of Swift's satirical short stories and essays that includes an informative introduction to his work


Brands, First American, 125; D. Anderson, Radical Enlightenments, 93; Bullitt, Jonathan Swift, 2; Suarez, “Swift's Satire and Parody,” 122; Mayhew, “Swift's ...

Author: Kembrew McLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081479629X

Category: History

Page: 364

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Profiles history's notable tricksters--from P.T. Barnum to Stephen Colbert--and their spectacles from the 1600s to the present, considering how pranksters have used humor to expose larger truths and, on occasion, incited social change.

Swift Gulliver s Travels

Jonathan Swift : A List of Critical Studies from 1895 to 1945 ( New York , 1945 ) J.J. ... Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire ( Cambridge ; Mass .

Author: Howard Erskine-Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 110

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Providing a original impartial account of the world-famous satire, this new critical introduction to Gulliver's Travels presents Swift's work in its historical and literary context, and explores its allusions, four-part structure, narrative strategy and prose style.

A Modest Proposal and Other Writings

General Studies of Swift's Satire and Prose Writings Bullitt, John M., Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire: A Study of Satiric Technique (Cambridge, ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931752

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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The political dilemma of Ireland; the state of faith in England; the charms of the Beggar's Opera; the importance of puns . . . This selection gathers together some of Swift's most brilliant prose, from high politics to social gossip, from savage tirades to lighthearted social satire. In addition to his classic essays, the collection includes several of Swift's letters to Alexander Pope and other great thinkers of the age.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Bibliographies Landa, Louis A., and J. E. Tobin, Jonathan Swift: A List of Critical ... John M., Jonathan Swift and the Anatomy of Satire, Cambridge, ...

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314101

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies