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Jonathan Swift : A Literary Life - Joseph McMinn

Jonathan Swift

A Literary Life

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Published: 3rd April 1991
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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. 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.

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

ISBN: 9780333485842
ISBN-10: 033348584X
Series: Literary Life
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 3rd April 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2