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A Tale of a Tub Jonathan Swift

A Tale of a Tub

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    A Tale of a Tub

    Editorial: Good Press

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 4057664133298

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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      A Tale of a Tub Jonathan Swift

      A Tale of a Tub

      Medios de pago

        A Tale of a Tub

        Editorial: Good Press

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 4057664133298

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          'A Tale of a Tub' was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift. It is arguably his most difficult satire, and perhaps his best. The Tale is a prose parody divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of western Christianity. A satire on the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches and English Dissenters, it was famously attacked for its profanity and irreligion and the practice continued well into the nineteenth century. Despite this, The Tale was enormously popular, presenting both a satire of religious excess and a parody of contemporary writing in literature, politics, theology, Biblical exegesis, and medicine through its comically excessive front matter and series of digressions throughout. The overarching parody is of enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. At the time it was written, politics and religion were still closely linked in England, and the religious and political aspects of the satire can often hardly be separated.
          Acerca de Jonathan Swift

          Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) ha sido durante mucho tiempo víctima de una leyenda negra: se decía que se había vuelto loco, quizá para no tener que tomar en serio las críticas a la sociedad y la humanidad que aparecen en su obra. Irlandés, de la minoría inglesa dominante, fue sin embargo un gran defensor del pueblo de su país, mayoritariamente pobre y católico. Swift fue eclesiástico anglicano e intervino mucho en la defensa de sus colegas en Irlanda. Al fin, para alejarlo de Londres, lo nombraron deán en Dublín. El genio satírico de Swift no se hace patente solo en Los viajes de Gulliver, sino también en otros muchos de sus escritos polémicos, como la célebre Modesta proposición para acabar con los niños pobres irlandeses por el simple método de comérselos.

          Acerca de Henry Morley

          Henry Morley (1822-1894) was one of the first professors of English literature. Born in London, he practiced medicine before turning to literature, contributing to Charles Dickens's Household Words and All the Year Around. His works include the influential ten-volume English Writers (1864-1894) and biographies of Bernard Palissy, Cornelius Agrippa, Girolamo Cardano, and Clement Marot.

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