Dency to insert herself and her
personal feelings about Swift the Useful information but I had a hard time forcing feelings Swift into the narrative Useful information I had a hard time forcing through the whole book An interesting and informative read I knew almost nothing about Jonathan Swift before I read this didn t ven know he was Irish Victoria Glendinning writes with great authority about this complex man His life was not a thrill ride by any Ating years he was the intimate of ueen Anne's chief ministers a 'spin doctor' before the term was invented His private life was intense and nigmatic Two younger women whom he called Stella and Vanessa moved to Ireland to be close to him He made both of them unhappy Poet polemicist pamphleteer and wit Swift is the master of shock His furious satirical responses to the corruption and hyp. A lot of biographies are not
VERY WELL WRITTEN THEY ASSUME well written They assume isn t there if you re not a scholar This biography does not make that mistake It s asy to read and well written It really gives a good picture of the well known satirist Disappointing Swift is an intriguing and complicated person but this biography is overly complicated and not very intriguing The author has a strange ten. Jonathan Swift is an infinitely intriguing figure in the literary and political history of England and Ireland Best known as the author of GULLIVERS TRAVELS he was an ordained clergyman whose nemies thought did not believe in God He became a legendary
DEAN OF ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL IN DUBLIN WHOSE AMBITION of St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin whose ambition church perferment in Englandwas perpetually frustrated For four short intoxic.
Free read Jonathan Swift PimlicoTretch of the imagination and he
had many disappointments in his life I m not sure I d have liked him ifmany disappointments in his life I m not sure I d have liked him if d met him but I am glad that I know a little about him I may ven read some of
work than Gulliver s Travels A very good biography of Swift This book is better than Glendinning s book about Glendinning does deal with a rumor of incest but unlike some biographers uses care to keep. Ocrisy he saw around him in public and private life have Black Boy every relevance for our own artifice and civilisation gave a new adjective Swiftian to the lexicon of criticism Victoria Glendinning prize winning biographer investigates at close range the mainvents and relationships of Swift's life providing a compelling and provocative portrait set in a rich tapestry of controversy and paradox. ,his work than Gulliver s Travels A very good biography of Swift This book is better than Glendinning s book about