Jonathan Swift

BookJonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Writers and their Work


June 1st, 2004





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.

Author Information

Ian Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in English at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.