I spoke last week of how anger and humor can be combined with exaggeration or even sature in good writing, and mentioned the example of Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal.” Since I was asked to provide a link, here are a few:
- The text of the essay;
- A free audiobook of the essay, courtesy of Librivox;
- Some discussion of the essay at Wikipedia.
And here is Yujie’s essay, for critique on May 7th.