Jonathan Swift and the Eighteenth-Century Book by Paddy Bullard,James McLaverty

By Paddy Bullard,James McLaverty

Jonathan quick lived via a interval of turbulence and innovation within the evolution of the publication. His courses, might be greater than these of the other unmarried writer, illustrate the diversity of advancements that remodeled print tradition through the early Enlightenment. rapid used to be a prolific writer and a common customer on the printing residence, and he wrote as critic and satirist in regards to the nature of textual content. The moving moods of irony, complicity and indignation that characterise his dealings with the publication exchange upload a layer of complexity to the bibliographic list of his released works. The essays accrued right here supply the 1st finished, built-in survey of that list. They shed new gentle at the politics of the eighteenth-century publication exchange, on Swift's concepts as a maker of books, at the conduct and evaluations published by means of his observation on revealed texts and at the re-shaping of the Swiftian ebook after his death.

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