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Jonathan Swift By Joseph McMinn

Jonathan Swift by Joseph McMinn

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This biography emphasises the extraordinary versatility and resourcefulness of a lifetime spent serving the public interest with the pen. At the same time, it shows Swift's distinctive love of writing for personal entertainment and diversion, with little or no interest in publication.

Jonathan Swift Summary

Jonathan Swift: A Literary Life by Joseph McMinn

This biography emphasises the extraordinary versatility and resourcefulness of a lifetime spent serving the public interest with the pen. At the same time, it shows Swift's distinctive love of writing for personal entertainment and diversion, with little or no interest in publication. While remaining a fiercely committed writer, he always tried to preserve, especially in his poetry and letters, a literature dedicated to friendship. Swift's literary career comprises much more than the well-known satires.

Table of Contents

Preface - Apprentice and Secretary - 'Pox on the Dissenters and Independents!' - A Pact with Power - A Deceptive Retirement - Literary Triumph in Ireland and England - 'I Have stretched out my Hand, and no Man regarded' - A Poetic Valediction - Notes - Index

Additional information

GOR005694273
9780333485859
0333485858
Jonathan Swift: A Literary Life by Joseph McMinn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1991-04-03
172
N/A
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