A Tale of a Tub The Battle of the Books The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit

Auteur: Jonathan Swift
Taal: Engels
A Tale of a Tub
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9783631546734
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2007
  • 266 pagina's
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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on 30 November 1667, some months after his father's death. He was sent to Kilkenny Grammar School when he was six and later attended Trinity College, Dublin, where he received his BA degree in 1686. He is considered the foremost prose satirist in the English language, which stemmed from his criticism of Britain's repressive colonial policies in Ireland. Among Swift's best known works is his ironic masterpiece, 'A Modest Proposal' (1729), and his novel, Gulliver's Travels (1726). Swift died on 19 October 1745.  

Samenvatting

Samuel Johnson, who did not like Swift, said that A Tale of a Tub -exhibits a vehemence and rapidity of mind, a copiousness of images, and vivacity of diction such as he afterwards never possessed or never exerted.- And in his old age -looking over the Tale, - Swift called out to Mrs. Whiteway, -Good God What a genius I had when I wrote that book -
Harold Bloom says that A Tale of a Tub -is one of the handful of totally original works in the language.- This new edition presents the work as -an amazing comic book- which puts it in a class with Rabelais Pantagruel. Both of these works became banned books, greatly increasing the sales. In this edition for the first time the Narrator of the text is discovered to be an authentic comic-pathetic character, with cropped ears, ill-cured syphilis, and suicidal impulses, waiting to be admitted to Bedlam, the new insane asylum, as a terminal patient. This edition is also the first to recognize that the text of A Tale of a Tub is a mosaic, composed of quotations from other texts, which incidentally accounts for the necessity of many end notes."

Productspecificaties

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2007-03-01
Afmetingen
23,7 x 17,2 x 3 cm
Aantal pagina's
266 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Jonathan Swift Frank H. Ellis
Co-auteur
Frank H. Ellis
Redacteur
Frank H. Ellis
Co-redacteur
Frank H. Ellis
Uitgever
Peter Lang Gmbh

EAN

EAN
9783631546734

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
632
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-03-01
Subtitel
The Battle of the Books The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit
Thema Subject Code
DSB

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