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Politics and Literature in the Age of Swift : English and Irish Perspectives - Claude Rawson

Politics and Literature in the Age of Swift

English and Irish Perspectives

By: Claude Rawson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2010
ISBN: 9780521190152
Number Of Pages: 312

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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 Swift's 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 Swift's attitude to Dissenters, his relationship with Walpole, and his place in, and understanding of, the political demography of colonial Ireland. They also examine Swift's 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 Swift's central role in eighteenth-century political and literary culture"--Provided by publisher.

'Politics and Literature is illuminated by rich essays from distinguished scholars.' Charles A. Knight, The Scriblerian
"This serious collection of high-quality scholarship includes a number of essays that will be widely cited, with several that may become touchstone pieces. It is unquestionably a successful book..." --Eighteenth-Century Fiction
"Politics and Literature is illuminated by rich essays from distinguished scholars." Charles A. Knight, The Scriblerian

Preface
The Political Swift 1 (England):
Jonathan Swift's political confession
Situating Swift's politics in 1701
Swift and Walpole
The Writer and His World:
Burying the fanatic partridge: Swift's Holy Week hoax
Swift and the art of political publication: hints and title pages, 1711-1714
Swift's poetics of friendship
'Now deaf 1740': entrapment, foreboding, and exorcism in late Swift
Savage indignation revisited: Swift, Yeats, and the 'cry' of liberty
The Political Swift 2 (Ireland):
'Paltry Underlings of State'? The character and aspirations of the 'Castle' Party, 1715-32
Old English, New English and Ancient Irish: Swift and the Irish past
Jonathan Swift and the Irish Colonial Project
Index
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ISBN: 9780521190152
ISBN-10: 0521190150
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.84