The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe

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  • Copyright: 2013-05-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Jonathan Swift has had a profound impact on almost all the national literatures of Continental Europe. The celebrated author of acknowledged masterpieces like A Tale of a Tub (1704), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729), the Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, was courted by innumerable translators, adaptors, and retellers, admired and challenged by shoals of critics, and creatively imitated by both novelists and playwrights, not only in Central Europe (Germany and Switzerland) but also in its northern (Denmark and Sweden) and southern (Italy, Spain, and Portugal) outposts, as well as its eastern (Poland and Russia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria) and Western parts - from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present day.

Author Biography

Hermann J.Real is Professor of English at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, and Director of the Ehrenpreis Centre for Swift Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements \ List of Contributors \ Abbreviations \ Timeline: European Reception of Jonathan Swift \ Introduction, Hermann J. Real \ 1. Swift's First Voyages to Europe: His Impact on Eighteenth-Century France, Wilhelm Graeber \ 2. The Italian Reception of Swift, Flavio Gregori \ 3. Swift's Horses in the Land of the Caballeros, José Louis Chamosa \ 4. A Lusitanian Dish: Swift to Portugese Taste, Jorge Miguel Bastos da Silva \ 5. The Dean's Voyages into Germany, Astrid Krake, Hermann J. Real, and Marie-Luise Spieckermann \ 6. Swiftian Presence in Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Nils Hartmann \ 7. No Swift Beyond Gulliver: Notes on the Polish Reception, Michael Düring \ 8. From Russian 'Sviftovedenie' to the Soviet School of Swift Criticism: The Dean's Fate in Russia, Michael Düring \ 9. Detecting Swift in the Czech Lands, Michael Düring \ 10. The Dean in Hungary, Gabriella Hartvig \ 11. Swift's Impact on Bulgaria, Filipina Filipova \ 12. From the Infantile to the Subversive: Swift's Romanian Adventures, Mihaela Mudure \ 13. Swiftian Material Culture, Sabine Baltes \ Bibliography \ Index.

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