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Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791

Author: Freya Johnston
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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This title suggests that literary taxonomies, inventories and canons simultaneously construct and reject a hierarchy of ethical as well as aesthetic values, and examines how figures of cultural authority conceive of their relationships to and with the margins of writing and of society.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Johnston, Freya.
Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005298048
(OCoLC)56649496
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Freya Johnston
ISBN: 9781429489935 1429489936
OCLC Number: 169946098
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Inclusion and Exclusion ; 2. 'Voluntary Degradation': Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications ; 3. Diminishing Returns: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland' ; 4. Stooping to Conquer: Johnsonian Biography
Responsibility: Freya Johnston.

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