Swift's angers / Claude Rawson.

"Jonathan Swift's angers were all too real, though Swift was temperamentally equivocal about their display. Even in his most brilliant satire, A Tale of a Tub, the aggressive vitality of the narrative is designed, for all the intensity of its sting, never to lose its cool. Yet Swift's...

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Main Author: Rawson, Claude Julien, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Summary:"Jonathan Swift's angers were all too real, though Swift was temperamentally equivocal about their display. Even in his most brilliant satire, A Tale of a Tub, the aggressive vitality of the narrative is designed, for all the intensity of its sting, never to lose its cool. Yet Swift's angers are partly self-implicating, since his own temperament was close to the things he attacked, and behind his angers are deep self-divisions. Though he regarded himself as 'English' and despised the Irish 'natives' over whom the English ruled, Swift became the hero of an Irish independence he would not have desired. In this magisterial account, Claude Rawson, widely considered the leading Swift scholar of our time, brings together recent work, as well as classic earlier discussions extensively revised, offering fresh insights into Swift's bleak view of human nature, his brilliant wit, and the indignations and self-divisions of his writings and political activism"--
Physical Description:xiv, 305 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781107034778 (hardback)
1107034779 (hardback)
1107610109
9781107610101