Gulliver and the Gentle Reader: Studies in Swift and Our Time

Claude Rawson
June 1973

Rawson is primarily concerned with “unofficial” energies that work below the surface of Swift’s conscious themes. He investigates the connections between these energies and certain extremist writers of later periods, including Breton, Mailer, and Yeats, as well as the underlying similarities between Swift and other 18th-century writers, like Pope, Johnson, and Sterne.