Friday, January 24, 2014

To the Swift

January 24, 2014

My article on Jonathan Swift–in the form of a review of a new biography–appears in the new National Review: He was a conservative as well — another certainty. Applying modern political labels to figures from the past can be tricky. With Swift, however, it’s a cinch: Damrosch describes him as “sternly conservative” in his prologue. […]

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Jonathan Swift

January 24, 2014

NATIONAL REVIEW Feburary, 10 2013 THE DEAN’S DELIGHT JOHN J. MILLER Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, by Leo Damrosch (Yale, 592 pp., $35) When Peter O’Toole died in December, the obituaries dutifully mentioned his starring role in Lawrence of Arabia as well as his other achievements on screen and stage. Most overlooked one of the […]

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