The Benefit of Farting

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Oneworld Classics, 2007 - Humor - 114 pages
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What is the nature, essence, and definition of a fart? What are the consequences and disadvantages of suppressing one? Why is farting considered to be a taboo? Swift's treatise argues eloquently, in a forceful and posteriori fashion, that most of the distempers thought to affect the fairer sex are due to flatulences not adequately vented. To complete the excursus into this venerable and age-old human activity, Charles James Fox's "Essay upon Wind" provides a detailed analysis, classification, and history of farting, peppered with wit and curious anecdotes about particularly eminent and historic farters.

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Jonathan Swift is one of the foremost prose satirists in the English language, best known for Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal. Charles James Fox was a prominent Whig politician noted as an anti-slavery campaigner and a supporter of American independence and the French Revolution.

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