A Tale of a Tub and Other Works
by Jonathan Swift
Anyone who spent a good amount of time paying attention in school is at least familiar with Jonathan Swift. I became a pretty big fan after Gulliver's Travels, the allegory about political systems that gave us the term "yahoos" (bonus points if you know the exact context), and was always amused by "A Modest Proposal," a sermon he gave that suggested hunger among the poor might be solved by eating their own babies. I believe it was when I was reading Tristram Shandy and The Third Policeman last year when I was inspired to read more Swift, and so here I am.