Tala Tubaris

December 29, 2013 | 1 book mentioned 1

Want to be as brilliant as Jonathan Swift? Try reading Latin for ten hours a day. As this New Statesman review of Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World makes clear, the satirist went through a backbreaking classics regimen at Kilkenny College in Ireland. (There’s also the fact that he wrote constant letters to a sickly female confidante.)

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. Kilkenny College still exists about a hundred miles east of where I live in Ireland, but I’m probably over the entrance age. As for his letters, I suspect Swift, and many other writers in the past, would have loved emails!

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