In Praise of Wisdom and the Will of God: Erasmus' Praise of Folly and Swift's A Tale of a Tub

Hammond, Eugene R.
July 1983
Studies in Philology;Summer83, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p253
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Deals with an Erasmian spirit in Jonathan Swift's book titled 'A Tale of a Tub.' Satire of seventeenth-century phenomena; Parody of an opponent's rhetorical ineptitude; Similarities between Desiderius Erasmus' 'The Praise of Folly' and Swift's 'A Tale of a Tub.'


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