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. He lives in New York.

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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