The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces
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BeschreibungThe Battle of the Books depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library, as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. The "moderns" took the position that the modern age of science and reason was superior to the superstitious and limited world of Greece and Rome. The "ancients," for their part, argued that all that is necessary to be known was still to be found in Virgil, Cicero, Homer, and especially Aristotle. In Swift's satire, he skillfully manages to avoid saying which way victory fell. He portrays the manuscript as having been damaged in places, thus leaving the end of the battle up to the reader.
PortraitJonathan Swift (30 November 1667 - 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JPM Ediciones
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2009
Seitenanzahl: 70 Seiten
Format: epub eBook