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
Kathleen Williams
J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1975©

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

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