The book's focus is the major satires upon which Swift's literary reputation principally rests, including A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal and the infamous scatological poems. Swift was the greatest prose satirist in the English language and this critical analysis highlights the extremism of Swiftian satire and its off-the-page menaces.
Ian Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in English at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
216 × 138 mm
June 1, 2004
Writers and their Work