Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tall water iii: Sodden and besotted in playland






    researching the superlatives
    redundantly invoked by the
    of his every public appear-
    once can flood more than one
    senior thesis with an entire
    Baedeker of misattribution,
    as Swift's "A Tale of a Tub"
    rising into its own on the
    swollen tide of narcissistic
    illiteracy; but what can ex-
    plain our time's account of
    his rhetoric as post-modern,





















      



Jonathan Swift
A Tale of a Tub
1704
Kathleen Williams
  editor
J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1975©

Leo Damrosch
Jonathan Swift
  His Life and his World
Yale University Press, 2013©