Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the 18th-century writer Jonathan Swift, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in peer and editor reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the Modern Language Association Guidelines for Authors of Web Pages.

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Literary Criticism

Chalmers, Alan D. Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future. (Univ. of Delaware Press, 1991). Preview at Google Books.

Downie, James Alan. "Swift and Ireland," [A Modest Proposal] in Jonathan Swift, Political Writer (Routledge, 1984). Preview at Google Books.

Fox, Christopher The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003). Preview at Google Books.

Kelly, Ann Cline. A review of Jonathan Swift and Popular Culture: Myth, Media, and the Man (Palgrave. 2002). Reviewed in The Modern Language Review, July, 2004 by Brean S. Hammond

Mahony, Robert. Jonathan Swift: The Irish Identity. (Yale University Press, 1995) Preview at Google Books.

Meyers, Jeffrey. Swift and Kafka. Papers on Language and Literature, Summer, 2004 [subscription service]

Rivero, Albert J., ed. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels. On a new Norton version of Gulliver's Travels. Reviewed in Utopian Studies, Wntr, 2003 by John Radner (W.W. Norton, 2002)

Rogers, Pat. "How I Want Thee, Humorous Hogart": The Motif of the Absent Artist in Swift, Fielding and Others. Papers on Language and Literature, Winter 2006 [subscription service]

Rogers, Pat. Comic maid-servants in Swift and Smollettt: The probervial idiom of Humphry Clinker. Papers on Language and Literature, Summer 2003 [subscription service]

Williams, Kathleen. Jonathan Swift: The Critical Heritage (Routledge, 1996). Contemporary views on Swift by Richardson, Fielding, Hume, Voltaire, more. Preview at Google Books.

The American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Web site for the scholarly journal.

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