Swift and others / Claude Rawson.
Jonathan Swift's influence on the writings and politics of England and Ireland was reinforced by a combination of contradictory forces: an authoritarian attachment to tradition and rule, and a vivid responsiveness to the disorders of a modernity he resisted and yet helped to create. He was, per...
Cambridge University Press,
- Part I. The Legacy of A Tale of a Tub: 1. The typographical ego-trip from 'Dryden' to Prufrock
- Part II. Swift and Others: 2. Mandeville and Swift; 3. The sleep of the dunces; 4. Pope, the couplet and Johnson; 5. Intimacies of antipathy: Johnson and Swift; 6. An unclubbable life: Sir John Hawkins on Johnson (and Swift); 7. Cooling to a gypsy's lust: Johnson, Shakespeare and Cleopatra; 8. Gibbon, Swift and irony; 9. 'The amorous effect of 'brass'': showing, telling and money in Emma
- Part III. Three Occasional Pieces: 10. The soft wanton god: Rochester; 11. William Congreve; 12. Unparodying and forgery: the Augustan Chatterton.