The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe

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Hermann J. Real
A&C Black, Oct 20, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 378 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
His Impact on EighteenthCentury France
5
2 The Italian Reception of Swift
17
3 Swifts Horses in the Land of the Caballeros
57
Swift to Portuguese Taste
79
5 The Deans Voyages into Germany
93
Denmark Norway Sweden
142
Notes on the Polish Reception
156
9 Detecting Swift in the Czech Lands
214
10 The Dean in Hungary
224
11 Swifts Impact in Bulgaria
238
Swifts Romanian Adventures
248
13 Swiftian Material Culture
273
Bibliography
284
Index
365
Copyright

The Deans Fate in Russia
170

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