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Title Samuel Johnson : new contexts for a new century / edited by Howard D. Weinbrot.

Publication Info. San Marino, California : Huntington Library, [2014]


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Description xiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Johnson and the arts of thought: "The future in the instant" : Johnson, Garrick, Boswell, and the perils of theatrical prolepsis / Stuart Sherman ; The agile Johnson / David Fairer ; "'Tis well an old age is out" : Johnson, Swift and his generation / Howard D. Weinbrot -- Johnson and the writer: Johnson's poetry of repetition / Thomas Keymer ; "A disposition to write" : Johnson as correspondent / Jack Lynch ; "Hoot him back again into the common road" : the problem of singularity and the human comedy of the Lives of the poets / David Nunnery -- Johnson and the dull duties: Writing the Dictionary of the English language : Johnson's journey into words / Lynda Mugglestone ; "The dreams of a poet" : vocational self-definition in Johnson's Dictionary preface / Stephen Fix ; Fragments and disquisitions : Johnson's Shakespeare in context / Marcus Walsh -- Johnson and politics: "To preserve order and support monarchy" : Johnson's political writings / F.P. Lock ; Three contexts for reading Johnson's parliamentary debates / Thomas Kaminski -- Johnson, religion, and philosophy: Reflections on Johnson's churchmanship / William Gibson -- The active soul and vis inertiae : change and tension in Johnson's philosophy from The rambler to The idler / Nicholas J. Hudson -- Johnson after Johnson: Blinking Sam, "Surly Sam," and "Johnson's grimly ghost" / Robert Folkenflik -- Byron's Johnson / Freya Johnston -- Johnson and Scott, England and Scotland, Boswell, Lockhart, and Croker / James Engell -- A history of the collected works of Samuel Johnson : the first two hundred years / Robert DeMaria Jr.
Summary This wide-ranging volume examines the theoretical and scholarly contexts of Johnson's work as a lexicographer, moralist, poet, political commentator, sermon writer, periodical essayist, biographer, literary critic, and theorist. In addition to Johnson's more familiar works, the contributors address his poetry, political writings, sermons, and personal correspondence. - Amazon.
Subject Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 (OCoLC)fst00029184
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 (DE-588)118558161
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Weinbrot, Howard D., editor.
ISBN 9780873282598 (hrdcover ; alk. paper)
0873282590 (hrdcover ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40023995462

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