Criticism, interpretation, etc
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Lives of the poets.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
|材料类型：||传记, 文献, 互联网资源|
Samuel Johnson; Roger H Lonsdale; John Mullan
|描述：||1 online resource (xxxiv, 523 p.)|
|丛书名：||Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)|
|其他题名：||Lives of the English poets.|
|责任：||Samuel Johnson ; text edited by Roger Lonsdale ; selected with an introduction and notes by John Mullan.|
If a man is to write A Panegyrick, he may keep vices out of sight; but if he professes to write A Life, he must represent it really as it was.'In the last of his major writings, Samuel Johnson looked back over the previous two centuries of English Literature in order to describe the personalities as well as the achievements of the leading English poets. The major Lives - of Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope - are memorable cameos of the life of writing in which Johnson is as attentive to human frailty as to literary prowess. The shorter Lives preserve some of Johnson's most piercing, critical ju.