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Jonathan Swift

Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet

1667   -   1745

genre: satire, essay, притча, pamphlet
country of citizenship: Kingdom of Ireland
educated at: Trinity College Dublin, Hertford College
occupation: poet, novelist, satirist, philosopher, human rights activist, pamphleteer, priest, writer, science fiction writer, essayist, prose, opinion journalism

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously. He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. His deadpan, ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian".
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works

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Martinus Scriblerus

1714

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1714

An Echo

poem by Jonathan Swift

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A Tale of a Tub

satire by Jonathan Swift

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1704

Gulliver's Travels

novel by Jonathan Swift

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1726

Meditation Upon a Broomstick

book by Jonathan Swift

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1710

Directions to Servants

book by Jonathan Swift

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1745

A Journal to Stella

book by Jonathan Swift

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1766

Drapier's Letters

series of pamphlets by Jonathan Swift

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The Battle of the Books

book by Jonathan Swift

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1704

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