"Her Imperial Majesty was Pleased to Smile very Graciously upon Me." Illustration from the Gutenberg Project Gulliver's Travels To remote regions of the world written by Jonathan Swift, d.d. and published by D.C. Heath & Co, 1900, and edited by Thomas M. Balliet with thirty-eight illustrations and a map, 1900. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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April-maj 1720

Den irske skribent Jonathan Swift fødtes i Dublin 16. november 1667 og dør samme sted 19. oktober 1745. Swift blev 1713 dekan ved St. Patrick i Dublin, og fra 1720 begyndte han udgivelsen af en række pamfletter, til støtte for ‘den irske sag’ især Proposal for Universal Use of Irish Manufacture (1720), Drapier’s Letters (1724), and A Modest Proposal (1729), samtidig med at han i 1720 påbegynder sit hovedværk Gulliver’s Travels (1726) (på dansk: første del i 1768). Som samfundssatiriker skrev han dels under pseudonymer og dels gennem utopiske samfundsbeskrivelser i form af rejse-beskrivelser.

Jonathan Swift and Vanessa [a lover]. Oil on canvas painted 1881 by William Powell Frith (1819–1909), English painter. Photo of original painting: Bukowskis, Stockholm, 12 Jun 2012. Public Domain.
Jonathan Swift and Vanessa [a lover]. Oil on canvas painted 1881 by William Powell Frith (1819–1909), English painter. Photo of original painting: Bukowskis, Stockholm, 12 Jun 2012. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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The political economy of Swift’s satires and other prose works. By Renee Prendergast  (Oeconomia, Vol.4, No.2, 2014, p.593-619). “Jonathan Swift wrote perceptively about the emerging commercial society in Britain in the early eighteenth century. His particular  focus was on the financial revolution and its implications for economic and political stability as well as for shifts of power between the landed and commercial classes…”

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Tidslinjen: 16. november 1667, med links om Jonathan Swift + om Gulliver’s Travels.

1720 Swift pamphlet ‘A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture’ (Royal Irish Academy)

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