Villhund #4, Jonathan Swift: ‘Et moderat forslag’ (1729), translated by Knut Olav Homlong and Brita Strand Rangnes.
A moderate proposal is a deeply ironic text in a satirical tradition. Rhetorically brilliant, Swift entices the reader to believe that his text is an examination of the social conditions of the underprivileged in Ireland. Villhund is a joint-venture of author Arild Rein and Benjamin Hickethier, translating texts and publishing new work. All books are produced by hand in strictly limited editions.