• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Swift's Irish Writings: Selected Prose and Poetry (Paperback)
  • Swift's Irish Writings: Selected Prose and Poetry (Paperback)
zoom

Swift's Irish Writings: Selected Prose and Poetry (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£68.00
Paperback 281 Pages / Published: 21/07/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This edition presents Jonathan Swift's most important Irish writings in both prose and verse, together with an introduction, head notes and annotations that shed new light on the full context and significance of each piece. Familiar works such as "Gulliver's Travels" and "A Tale of a Tub" acquire new and deeper meanings when considered within the Irish frameworks presented in the edition. Differing in noteworthy ways from the more traditional, canonical, Anglocentric picture conveyed by other published volumes, the Swift that emerges from these pages is a brilliant polemicist, popular satirist, political agitator, playful versifier, tormented Jeremiah, and Irish patriot.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349385911
Number of pages: 281
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2010


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This splendid anthology is a treasure-house of texts illuminating all facets of the Irish Swift andfoundational to understanding the Dean s landscape. The book s contents, forty plus pieces of prose and poetry, are superbly edited to produce texts that are easy to read and faithful to the eighteenth-century editions they are drawn from. All are deftly annotated to allow readers to understand the works historical contexts and to identify contemporary references. The masterful introduction, written in a lucid, forceful style that recalls Swift s own prose, knits the author s verse and prose (some anthologized here for the first time) into a fabric that evokes the Dean as the Anglo-Irish master he is finally recognized to be. Created for everyday use, Swift s Irish Writings will quickly find its way into the hands of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as into the libraries of18th centuryscholars and Swift enthusiasts." - Sean Shesgreen, Distinguished Research Professor of English Literature, Northern Illinois University and author of The Criers and Hawkers of London and Images of the Outcast: The Urban Poor in the Cries of London

"Once considered a classic English writer, Jonathan Swift has in recent years been increasingly read and understood as one of the major figures of Irish - as well as world - literature. To have so substantial a selection of his writings on Ireland and Irish affairs, in prose and verse, intelligently assembled, concisely introduced, and helpfully annotated by two distinguished Swift scholars will prove a considerable boon to students and teachers of Irish writing, postcolonial studies, and English literature alike." - Ian Campbell Ross, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Trinity College Dublin

"This splendid volume represents the culmination of the work of an entire generation of Swift scholars, led by the two editors, to re-locate Swift in the Irish world in which he lived and worked for the vast majority of his politically-charged life. It brings together, in ways that no previous work does, a vast range of writings on Irish subjects, from pamphlets to broadsides, economic writings, sermons and poems that show Swift's deep involvement with eighteenth-century Ireland's colonial condition and the human consequences it brought. The introduction and notes manage to contribute an understanding of Swift and his world to both specialists and general readers, alike. This book should be required reading for anyone with an interest in Swift and eighteenth-century Ireland." - Christopher Fox, Professor and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

You may also be interested in...

Chaucer's People
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
In Byron's Wake
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
Poetry Please: The Seasons
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket
John Clare
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Why Dylan Matters
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Sonnets
Added to basket
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Poem
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.