The bulk of mankind is as well equipped for flying as thinking. ~Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift, pseudonym Isaac Bickerstaff, (born Nov. 30, 1667, Dublin, Ire.—died Oct. 19, 1745, Dublin), Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language. Besides the celebrated novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726), he wrote such shorter works as A Tale of a Tub (1704) and “A Modest Proposal” (1729). Britannica
Brilliant, cynical, metaphorical… They say Jonathan Swift used satire like no one else in the history of the English language. And there is more to Swift’s literature than Gulliver’s Travels. On the 350th anniversary of his birth let’s see what made him so brilliant.