Brobdingnag


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Brobdingnag

country of people twelve times the size of men. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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If in Lilliput, Gulliver's mouth and anus prove equally calamitous, in Brobdingnag the Nanunculus is more of a mouth, the suckling of a mischievous monkey whose perilous nursing brings to mind King Kong's abduction of Fay Wray.
Starring Ted Danson of Cheers, it follows the journey of Gulliver who is lost at sea and ends up in Lilliput - where he is a giant - and Brobdingnag where he is 6ins tall.
Lucian's reply (echoing the King of Brobdingnag from Gulliver's Travels) is mockingly effective:
But that ill-judged venture was nothing compared to the two-story, futuristic Beauborg-meets-shopping-mall contraption clamped on to the building's front like an orthodontic appliance from the land of Brobdingnag.
Swift situa la peninsule du Brobdingnag de son utopie dans region de la Californie du nord, un territoire encore inconnu et inexplore.
Un o gemau difyr y Nadolig ydi gosod stori'r geni mewn cyfnod arall - fel efo Jonathan Swift yn mynd a Gulliver i ganol pobol fach yn Lilliput ac wedyn i blith cewri Brobdingnag, mae cyd-destun newydd yn dod a phethau newydd i'r wyneb.
Swift sends his Gulliver on several journeys: to the pompous, militaristic land of Lilliput, where Gulliver is a giant; to the agricultural land of Brobdingnag, where everyone but Gulliver is a giant; to the floating island of Laputa, where useless intellectuals live off the labors of their subjects below; to the Sorcerer's palace, where magic is used to conjure up history; to the land of the Struldbriggs, where immortality has a high price; and to Houyhnhnm-land, where a race of rational horses (the Houyhnhnms) look down upon bestial, primitive humans (the Yahoos).
ANSWER: 1 The foot; 2 Atlantic and Pacific; 3 Jomo Kenyatta; 4 Argentina; 5 The bat; 6 Bob Beamon; 7 Whitney Houston; 8 Verites; 9 Pope (Adrian IV); 10 Brobdingnag.
Swift pose la penisola di Brobdingnag della sua utopia nell'area generale della California settentrionale, territorio non ancora esplorato, e lo anglicizzo in "New Albion" (si noti la presenza anglicana--in senso politico e religioso-- del toponimo "Port Sir Francis Drake" che vorrebbe sostituire quello della missione francescana di San Francisco de Asis).
Sam Malone is out of contemporary Boston and into 18th-century England (not to mention Lilliput and Brobdingnag and Laputa), and there isn't a barfly in sight.
The map of the Brobdingnag peninsula in the Gulliver's Travels set Swift's tale in the general area of the unexplored territory north of California, here anglicized as "New Albion," near the mythical Straits of Anian that was thought to separate the American continent from Asia.
5) Who wrote an 18th Century novel featuring a land of giants called Brobdingnag a) Jonathan Swift b) Daniel Defoe c) Henry Fielding?