jonathan swift :
- n an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
News & Articles
- With Gulliver Asleep, The Lilliputians Are Almost Done Smothering The U.S. Economy
Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels—and in particular the novel’s first section in which the tiny Lilliputians succeeded in immobilizing Gulliver by binding him with thousands of their tiny, threadlike ropes—serves as a literary metaphor for today’s American economy. While our friends on the left may complain that it is hyperbolic and chauvinistic to describe the American economy ...
June 20, 2013 - Forbes
- Review: Carl Hiaasen's 'Bad Monkey' gives laughter a good name
Carl Hiaasen's comic thrillers come with a guarantee - broad humor that capitalizes on people's absurd behavior and Florida's quirkiness, mixed with social commentary that might rival Jonathan Swift and a deep concern for the environment, all wrapped in a solid plot.
June 16, 2013 - Tulsa World