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Language and Reality in Swift's a Tale of a Tub

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Language and Reality in Swift's a Tale of a Tub - Smith, Frederick N
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The noted scholar Irvin Ehrenpreis refers to "the brilliant style which makes A Tale of a Tub the greatest prose satire in English." Professor Smith affirms that judgment as one with which few would quarrel, but charges that most critics, like the ones whom Swift himself parodies, have too often been content to merely catalogue Swift's stylistic devices or to cite them as examples of the Modern Author's faults. What has never been fully recognized is that the young Swift, after his early imitative and conventional odes, ...

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Language and Reality in Swift's a Tale of a Tub 2016, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814253540

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