A pioneering scholarly collection of essays outlining Jonathan Swift's reception and influence in Europe 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.
'This is an important pioneering work...The extensive bibliography, which minutely documents the translations, adaptations and critical articles in the various countries,
is as praiseworthy as the wide-ranging and helpful Timeline. "The Reception of" "Jonathan Swift in Europe" represents an important and competent reference work for all future research on Swift on the European continent.'
Ralf Haekel, "Das Achtzehntes Jahrhundert" (The Eighteenth Century), 31--Sanford Lakoff
Series: Reception of British Authors in Europe
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 31st July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.41
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 1