Robert F. Willson Jr. (essay date autumn 1976)
SOURCE: Willson, Robert F., Jr. “A Modest Proposal: Swift's Persona as Absentee.” Ball State University Forum 17, no. 4 (autumn 1976): 3-11.
[In the following essay, Willson disputes the general recognition of Swift's persona as an economic or political theorist, arguing instead that based on his puns and euphemisms, he is a decidedly antihuman figure.]
It is a melancholy object to encounter the number of critics who have taken their cue concerning the identity of Swift's persona in A...
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