Swift's Parody by Robert Phiddian

By Robert Phiddian

Jonathan Swift's prose has been mentioned generally as satire, yet its significant structural aspect, parody, has now not bought the eye it merits. Focusing customarily on works sooner than 1714, and particularly on A story of a bathtub, this research explores Swift's writing basically as parody. Robert Phiddian follows the structures and deconstructions of textual authority throughout the texts on cultural-historical, biographical, and literary-theoretical degrees. The ancient curiosity lies within the events of the parodies: of their relatives with the texts and discourses which they quote and deform, and within the approach this approach displays at the new release of cultural authority in overdue Stuart England. The biographical curiosity lies in a brand new means of viewing Swift's early profession as a possibly Whiggish highbrow. The theoretical and interpretative curiosity lies in tracing the play of language and irony via parody.

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1. 'Behan Dies in Deep Coma', The frisk Times (Dublin, 2I March I964) P· I. 'Behan Disappears into Limbo', Tke New York Times, (3oJuly I96I) p. ] 'Behan Enters Alcoholics Clinic for Treatment', Tke Globe and Mail (Toronto, 28 March 1961) p. 12. ] 'Behan Faces Jail Term', Tke New York Times, (2 June 1961) p. ] 'Behan Gave Up Book Rights', Tke frisk Press (Dublin, 10 November 1g62) p. ] 'Behan Gets into Act at London Theatre', The New York Times, (10 July 1959) p. 28. ] 'Behan Gravely Ill in the Meath Hospital', Tke frisk Times (Dublin, I6 March 1964) p.

A biography of Behan's uncle, the author of Ireland's National Anthem. ] --,Brendan Behan; A Memoir. The Proscenium Chap-books, No. 1 (Newark, Delaware: Proscenium Press, 1971). J. Bourke, 1972). [A reprint of an article referred to by Behan in a letter to his cousin Seamus DeBurca written from Mountjoy Prison in 1943· Donleavy,J. , The Ginger Man (New York: Delacorte Press, 1965) passim. , 'The Drama', World Literature Since 1945, ed. I var lvask and Gero von Wilpert (New York: Frederick Ungar, 1973) p.

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