One of the most exciting projects I’ve been working on for the past year has been a series of poems in response to Jonathan Swift’s ‘A Modest Proposal’, which was published by typographer and designer Jamie Murphy’s The Salvage Press alongside the original text and a series of illustrations by artist David O’Kane. 164 more words
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The link below is to a book review of ‘A Modest Proposal,’ by Jonathan Swift.
In Dr. Jonathan Swift’s piece “A Modest Proposal” written in 1729, he uses satire, irony and exaggeration to propose the consumption of children under fourteen to solve Ireland’s dilemma relating to the amount of hungry, begging mothers and children the country has. 319 more words
Make children into food items to fix the “Irish problem” and any other issue with the poor. These were the proposed actions made by Jonathan Swift in “A Modest Proposal.” A quintessential piece of irony, this piece was written by a man that 300 years ago equated the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. 20 more words