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This work includes the complete authoritative text with biographical & historical contexts, critical history and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives.
"A very good text which must remain available."--Beverly Schneller, Marist College.
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About the Series
About This Volume
PART I. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [1965 Herbert Davis Edition, based on the Faulkner Edition of 1735]
PART II. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of Gulliver's Travels
Feminist Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Felicity A. Nussbaum, Gulliver's Malice: Gender and the Satiric Stance
New Historicism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Carole Fabricant, History, Narrativity, and Swift's Project to "Mend the World"
Deconstruction and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstuctionist Perspective:
Terry Castle, Why the Houyhnhnms Don't Write: Swift, Satire, and the Fear of the Text
Reader-Response Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Michael J. Conlon, Performance as Response in Swift's Gulliver's Travels
Psychoanalytic Criticism and Gulliver's Travels
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Carol Barash, Violence and the Maternal: Swift, Psychoanalysis, and the 1720s
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors