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The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe : European Critical Traditions S. -  The Reception of British Authors in Europe - Hermann Josef Real

The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe

European Critical Traditions S. - The Reception of British Authors in Europe


Published: 31st July 2005
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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.

Reference & Research Book News, August 2006--mention 'a worthy concept.' Adam Rounce, SHARP, 2006 Reference & Research Book News, August 2006--, Reference & Research Book News, August 2006--Sanford Lakoff "This book is genuinely impressive as an index of the speed and extent to which Swift's reputation spread throughout his career and especially after his death...a remarkably valuable book indeed."--Sanford Lakoff "It is an indispensable reference text not only for reception study, but also for the many insights of European scholars who have discovered unexpected translations of Gulliver's Travels and who have mined early encyclopedias, correspondences, and journals for commentary on Swift as a man, author, Irish patriot, husband, lover....A concise overview by Mr. Real and an illuminating Timeline...it is a volume that one goes to with a specific interest." - The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats--Sanford Lakoff '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

List of Contributors
Timeline: European Reception of Jonathan Swift
Swift's First Voyages to Europe: His Impact on Eighteenth-Century France
The Italian Reception of Swift
Swift's Horses in the Land of the Caballeros
A Lusitanian Dish: Swift to Portugese Taste
The Dean's Voyages into Germany
Swiftian Presence in Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
No Swift Beyond Gulliver: Notes on the Polish Reception
From Russian 'Sviftovedenie' to the Soviet School of Swift Criticism: The Dean's Fate in Russia
Detecting Swift in the Czech Lands
The Dean in Hungary
Swift's Impact on Bulgaria
From the Infantile to the Subversive: Swift's Romanian Adventures
Swiftian Material Culture
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ISBN: 9780826468475
ISBN-10: 0826468470
Series: European Critical Traditions S. - The Reception of British Authors in Europe
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 31st July 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1