The irrational rationality of jonathan swift leo damrosch's jonathan swift: his life and his world swift's work illustrates an irony of rationalism. Although william shakespeare probably sets the record in what concerns the amount of mystery surrounding a writer's life, jonathan swift may very likely be a close second the work of his biographers should certainly be a painful one, for the simple reason that they have to work with very inadequate amounts of information. Jonathan swift was an anglo-irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for whigs then for tories), and poet, famous for works like gulliver's travels, a modest proposal, a journal to stella, the drapier's letters, the battle of the books, and a tale of a tub swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the english language, and.
Classic literature his life and work article mark twain's views on slavery gulliver's travels by jonathan swift article 'metamorphosis' review. Jonathan swift (30 november 1667 death became a frequent feature of swift's life from this point swift's first major prose work, a tale of a tub. Jonathan swift was one of the eighteenth century's great writers alert to all manner of phoniness, endowed with remarkable talents for parody, and skeptical of modern trends, swift was a deadly satirist who exposed the moral failings of his age and presented a formidable critique of enlightenment thought. A brief biography of dr jonathan swift (1667 - 1745) taken from 'humorists of the eighteenth century' so many aspects of english life, swift, despite himself.
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In this work, jonathan swift appears as one of the greatest masters of english we have ever had as endowed with an imaginative genius inferior to few as a keen and pitiless critic of the world, and a bitter misanthropic accounter of humanity at large. For several years he had been collecting materials for a life of jonathan swift, but he interrupted his studies in this direction to write his standard life of charles dickens he had long been intimate with the novelist, and it is by this work that john forster is now chiefly remembered. Leslie stephen died at 72 (1832-1904) biographies written: alexander pope, samuel johnson, jonathan swift george eliot and thomas hobbes sir leslie stephen kcb was an english author, critic and mountaineer, and the father of virginia woolf and vanessa bell.
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