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Modest Proposal and Other Satires Jonathan Swift

Modest Proposal and Other Satires

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    Modest Proposal and Other Satires

    Editorial: Neeland Media LLC

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781420960600

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

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

    Medios de pago
      Modest Proposal and Other Satires Jonathan Swift

      Modest Proposal and Other Satires

      Medios de pago

        Modest Proposal and Other Satires

        Editorial: Neeland Media LLC

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781420960600

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

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

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          Brought together here in this volume is a classic collection of satirical works from Jonathan Swift, perhaps one of the greatest satirist in the English language. While Swift is probably best known for his novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, he was a brilliant satirist with a cutting wit and mastery of language. His skills with the pen, which made him both famous and feared by the powerful, can be seen in “A Modest Proposal”. Swift’s famous essay, originally published anonymously in 1729, suggests that the poor in Ireland could best solve their problems by selling their children as food to the rich. Swift’s outrageous hyperbole was used as powerful social commentary and was directed at the rich and powerful and their heartless treatment of the poor and destitute. Also included in this collection is “A Tale of the Tub”, a prose parody of the moral and ethical aspects of the English religious and political life of Swift’s time, which was widely misunderstood and consequently damaging to his reputation. “A Modest Proposal and Other Satires” is a collection of nine essays in total which provide a representative selection of Swift’s satirical gift. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
          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.

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