Viewing Entry - The battle of the books, and other short pieces (S15488) by Swift, Jonathan.
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The battle of the books, and other short pieces
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Poetry, Anthropology. English essays Satire, English Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of
"The Battle of the Books" depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. Because of the satire, "The Battle of the Books" has become a term for the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. It is one of his earliest well-known works.
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London ; Paris ; New York ; Melbourne : Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886