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The Resource Swift and pope : satirists in dialogue, Dustin Griffin

Swift and pope : satirists in dialogue, Dustin Griffin

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Swift and pope : satirists in dialogue
Title
Swift and pope
Title remainder
satirists in dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Dustin Griffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Swift and Pope were lifelong friends and fellow satirists with shared literary sensibilities. But there were significant differences - demographic, psychological, and literary - between them: an Anglican and a Roman Catholic, an Irishman and an Englishman, one deeply committed to politically engaged poetry, and the other reluctant to engage in partisanship and inclined to distinguish poetry from politics. Dustin Griffin argues that we need to pay more attention to those differences, which both authors recognised and discussed. Their letters, poems, and satires can be read as stages in an ongoing conversation or satiric dialogue: each often wrote for the other, sometimes addressing him directly, sometimes emulating or imitating. In some sense, each was constantly replying to the other. From their lifelong dialogue emerges not only the extraordinary affection and admiration they felt for each other, but also the occasional irritation and resentment that kept them both together and apart"-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Dustin H
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Pope, Alexander
  • Satire, English
  • Satirists, English
Label
Swift and pope : satirists in dialogue, Dustin Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-252) and index
Contents
A Swift-Pope chronology; Introduction: conversing interchangeably; 1. The four last years of Queen Anne; 2. Drive the world before them; 3. Satyrist and philosopher; 4. In the manner of Dr Swift; 5. Last things; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn631749846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 p.
Isbn
9780521761239
Lccn
2010021487
Other physical details
ill., facs.
Label
Swift and pope : satirists in dialogue, Dustin Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-252) and index
Contents
A Swift-Pope chronology; Introduction: conversing interchangeably; 1. The four last years of Queen Anne; 2. Drive the world before them; 3. Satyrist and philosopher; 4. In the manner of Dr Swift; 5. Last things; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn631749846
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 260 p.
Isbn
9780521761239
Lccn
2010021487
Other physical details
ill., facs.

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