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«The first wit of the age»

Essays on Swift and his Contemporaries in Honour of Hermann J. Real

Edited By Kirsten Juhas, Patrick Müller and Mascha Hansen

On the occasion of Hermann J. Real’s seventy-fifth birthday, this collection honours a scholar whose contagious curiosity has been dedicated to the study of Jonathan Swift’s life and works for the past four decades. The contributions cover multiple aspects of the Dean’s writings as well as a number of eighteenth-century contexts. They not only celebrate the Director of the Ehrenpreis Centre at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, the Editor of the annual Swift Studies, and the convener of six international Münster symposia on the Dean of St Patrick’s, but they also pay homage to the mentor, colleague, and friend. At the same time, they reflect the enduring vitality of Swift studies, which it has been one of Hermann J. Real’s greatest academic achievements to promote.

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Prose Works [The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift], eds Herbert Davis, et al., 16 vols (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1939-68; various reimpressions, sometimes corrected). Correspondence, ed. Williams The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, ed. Harold Williams, rev. David Woolley, 5 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963-72). Correspondence, ed. Woolley The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, D.D., ed. David Woolley, 4 vols (Frankfurt on Main: Peter Lang, 1999-2007). Journal to Stella, ed. Williams Jonathan Swift, Journal to Stella, ed. Harold Williams, 2 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1948). Poems, ed. Rogers Jonathan Swift, The Complete Poems, ed. Pat Rogers (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Pen- guin, 1983). Poems, ed. Williams The Poems of Jonathan Swift, ed. Harold Williams, 2nd ed., 3 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958; various reimpressions). Ehrenpreis, Mr Swift Irvin Ehrenpreis, Swift: The Man, his Works, Dr Swift and the Age, 3 vols (London and Cambridge, Dean Swift Massachusetts: Methuen, 1962-83). FOXON D. F. Foxon, English Verse, 1701-1750: A Catalogue of Separately Printed Poems with Notes on Contemporary Collected Editions, 2 vols (Cambridge, 1975). PASSMANN AND VIENKEN Dirk F. Passmann and Heinz J. Vienken, The Library and Reading of Jonathan Swift: A Bio-Bibliographical Handbook, 4 vols (Frankfurt on Main: Peter Lang, 2003). TEERINK AND SCOUTEN H. Teerink, A Bibliography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift, 2nd ed., rev. Arthur H. Scouten (Philadelphia: University of Penn- sylvania Press, 1963).

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