Samuel Johnson : literature, religion, and English cultural politics from the Restoration to Romanticism (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Samuel Johnson : literature, religion, and English cultural politics from the Restoration to Romanticism

Author: J C D Clark
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers an analysis of the life and thought of the writer Samuel Johnson from an historian's viewpoint, reversing the orthodoxy which has dominated the subject for over thirty years.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Church history
History
Biography
Bibliography
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C D Clark
ISBN: 0521473047 9780521473040 0521478855 9780521478854
OCLC Number: 30436481
Description: xiv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Politics, Literature and the Culture of Humanism. I. The vernacular and the classical. II. The Lives of the Poets: the trajectory of English letters. III. The political significance of the Anglo-Latin tradition. IV. The Jacobite cause as ideology, satire and tragedy --
2. Johnson and the Anglo-Latin Tradition. I. The cultural politics of rebellion: William Lauder. II. The failure of the Anglo-Latin tradition and the rise of the vernacular. III. 'Caledonian bigotry': the poems of Ossian --
3. The Political Culture of Oxford University, 1715-1768. I. Oxford's public image. II. State oaths and the intelligentsia. III. Tempora mutantur, 1750-1768 --
4. Johnson's Career and the Question of the Oasis, 1709-1758. I. Johnson's family background. II. A nonjurors at Oxford, 1728-1729. III. A career frustrated, 1729-1758 --
5. Johnson and the Nonjurors. I. The nonjurors: survival and decline. II. The theology of the nonjurors. III. Politics and religious commitment.
Responsibility: J.C.D. Clark.
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'This is a stimulating and cogent work which offers a refreshing and provocative re-appraisal of some central features of Johnson's life and work.' David Nokes, The Times Literary Supplement

 
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