A preface to swift / Keith Crook.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Preface booksPublication details: London ; New Delhi : Longman ; Pearson Education, 1998. Description: vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 0582289785 (ppr); 9780582289789; 0582289777 (csd); 9780582289772Subject(s): Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 828.509 LOC classification: PR3727 | .C79 1998Online resources: WorldCat details
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Includes bibliography and index.
TOC Pt. 1. The Writer and his Setting --
Chronological chart of Swift's life and contemporary events --
Chronological chart of ministers, 1702-1715, spanning the reign of Queen Anne. 1. A Brief Life of Swift. 2. Politics and the Individual. 3. Swift's London and Ireland. 4. Women and the Body. 5. Swift and Contemporary Ideas --
Pt. 2. Critical Survey. Critical Survey of Selected Passages. Poetry. Prose --
Pt. 3. Reference Section.
Jonathan Swift's moral and political satires astonished his contemporaries and still have the power to disturb, with their compelling images and unsettling turns of argument, and to delight, with their charm and inventive wit. A Preface to Swift examines the complex appeal of this fierce critic of oppression. This will be a particularly useful introduction to students who are studying satire as a genre: the early eighteenth-century literary, scientific, philosophical and political context; the representation of women; the political relation of Ireland to England; and the position of the artist within society, especially in connection with the levers of power.