Tala Tubaris

By posted at 10:00 am on December 29, 2013 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.)

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    at 11:01 am on December 29, 2013

    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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