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Aspects of Samuel Johnson : essays on his arts, mind, afterlife, and politics

Author: Howard D Weinbrot
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aspects of Samuel Johnson contributes to the 250th anniversary of the appearance of Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755). The volume assembles sixteen of Weinbrot's earlier, recent, and new essays that help to clarify aspects of Johnson's arts, mind or intellectual modes of proceeding, later reputation, and politics."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weinbrot, Howard D.
Aspects of Samuel Johnson.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607753936
Online version:
Weinbrot, Howard D.
Aspects of Samuel Johnson.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607754355
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard D Weinbrot
ISBN: 0874138744 9780874138740
OCLC Number: 62557407
Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Arts --
Johnson's Plan and preface to the Dictionary: the growth of a lexicographer's mind --
What Johnson's illustrative quotations illustrate: language and viewpoint in the Dictionary --
The poetry of Samuel Johnson --
Johnson's London and Juvenal's third satire: the country as "ironic" norm --
No "mock debate": questions and answers in The vanity of human wishes --
Johnson and the arts of narrations: The life of savage, The vanity of human wishes, and Rasselas --
Johnson and the domestic metaphor --
II: Mind --
The reader, the general, and the particular: Johnson and Imlac in chapter ten of Rasselas --
Johnson and genre --
"Obstinate contests of disagreeing virtues": Johnson, skepticism, the but clause, and the dialectical imperative --
III: Afterlife --
Samuel Johnson, Percival Stockdale, and "brickbats from Grubstreet": some later response to the Lives of the poets --
Johnson before Boswell in eighteenth-century France: notes toward reclaiming a man of letters --
IV: Johnson and politics --
The genesis of a controversy: the politics of Johnson and the Johnson of politics --
Johnson, Oxford, oaths, and historical evidence --
The vanity of human wishes Part I: who said he was a Jacobite hero? The political genealogy of Johnson's Charles of Sweden --
The vanity of human wishes Part II: reading Charles of Sweden in the poem, reading Johnson's politics.
Responsibility: Howard D. Weinbrot.
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Collects essays on Samuel Johnson's varied achievements in lexicography, poetry, narrative, and prose style. This book considers Johnson's uses of the general and the particular as they relate to the  Read more...

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