Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

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University of Delaware Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 175 pages
"Alan Chalmers's Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future explores Swift's temporal apprehension in the context of the pertinent seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious, scientific, and cultural debates. It also compares Swift's imaginative understanding of time with that of such other writers as Juvenal, Rabelais, Milton, Pope, Gray, and Whitman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Introduction
15
What Posterity Meant to Swift
40
Satire and the Future
59
Copyright

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Alan D. Chalmers is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg.

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