A Preface to Swift
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BeschreibungThis thematically arranged text follows a chronological account of Jonathan Swift's life. It focuses primarily on "Gulliver's Travels", but also discusses other works including early satires, political writings, poems and letters. Detailed chronological charts place Swift's life and works in political and cultural context, and illustrations and commentaries highlight Swift's connections with London, Ireland and his contemporaries. The book also focuses on the Irish dimension in Swift's life, as well as his writing to and about women, and short biographies of leading figures of Swift's day are cross-referenced, to provide a better understanding of the writer and his times.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 The writer and his setting: a brief life of Swift; politics and the individual; Swift's London and Ireland; woman and the body; Swift and contemporary ideas. Part 2 Critical survey: critical survey of selected passages. Part 3 Reference section: biographical notes; gazeteer; commentary on illustrations.
Untertitel: 'Preface Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ADDISON WESLEY PUB CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1998
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten