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Author: Paul Fussell

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich

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1971 By Paul Fussell

Author: Paul Fussell Jr

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ISBN: OCLC:907569302

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1972 By Paul Fussell Jr

This book's strong and original starting point is to study Samuel Johnson through his activity as a reader, not as a writer.

Author: Robert DeMaria

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801854798

Category: Literary Criticism

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If readers of the twentieth century feel overwhelmed by the proliferation of writing and information, they can find in Samuel Johnson a sympathetic companion. Johnson's career coincided with the rapid expansion of publishing in England--not only in English, but in Latin and Greek; not only in books, but in reviews, journals, broadsides, pamphlets, and books about books. In 1753 Johnson imagined a time when "writers will, perhaps, be multiplied, till no readers will be found." Three years later, he wrote that England had become "a nation of authors" in which "every man must be content to read his book to himself." In Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading, Robert DeMaria considers the surprising influence of one of the greatest readers in English literature. Johnson's relationship to books not only reveals much about his life and times, DeMaria contends, but also provides a dramatic counterpoint to modern reading habits. As a superior practitioner of the craft, Johnson provides a compelling model for how to read--indeed, he provides different models for different kinds of reading. DeMaria shows how Johnson recognized early that not all reading was alike--some requiring intense concentration, some suited for cursory glances, some requiring silence, some best appreciated amid the chatter of a coffeehouse. Considering the remarkable range of Johnson's reading, DeMaria discovers in one extraordinary career a synoptic view of the subject of reading.
1997 By Robert DeMaria

Author: James Boswell

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1882 By James Boswell

Author: James Boswell

Publisher: London : J. Murray

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Category: Authors, English 18th century Biography

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1835 By James Boswell

Author: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Boswell describes Johnson's having written the " Life of Pope " " con amore , " and the reader can still feel the warmth of pleasure behind the vigorous ...

Author: Robert Donald Spector

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313297754

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first study to assess the effect of Johnson's essayistic talents on the entirety of his writing.

My first attempt was a search for “ life writing ” in the title category . ... portrait of Samuel Johnson - created , of course , at Johnson's behest .

Author: Cynthia Anne Huff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415372208

Category: Literary Criticism

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Recognising the great legacy of women's life writings, this book draws on a wealth of sources to critically examine the impact of these writings on our communities.

With An Essay on His Life and Genius Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy ... History , the writers of it often chargeable with the depravation of mankind , v .

Author: Samuel Johnson

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1810 By Samuel Johnson

With an Account of the Author's Life Samuel Johnson. of its ministers , he endeavoured to prevent the last ignominious spectacle , by writing several ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

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1816 By Samuel Johnson

Savage , Richard , Johnson's attach . ment to , 375 ; Johnson's Life of him said to have been written in thirty - six hours , 187 .

Author: James Boswell

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1884 By James Boswell

I immediately determined that your Life name should be mentioned , but the paper having been some of Dr. Warton , time written , Mr. Hawkesworth , I suppose ...

Author: James Boswell

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1831 By James Boswell

Collections in writing , their use , ii . 73 . College tutor , an old one's advice to one of his pupils , relative to composition , ii . 203 .

Author: James Boswell

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1826 By James Boswell

The book is short, but deals only with a single episode in Johnson's life. ... and Johnson, not on the biographer or on the process of research and writing.

Author: J. Clark

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230356009

Category: History

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A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'
2012-06-12 By J. Clark

It is not true, as some writers have maintained, that politics played a relatively insignificant part in Johnson's life, thought, and writings, ...

Author: Donald Greene

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820333724

Category: Literary Criticism

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First published in 1960, The Politics of Samuel Johnson remains one of the most significant studies of Johnson ever written. Contrary to virtually all preceding studies of Johnson's life, politics, and art, Donald Greene declared that the popular image of Johnson--one that even pervaded academic circles--was a caricature, an amalgam of misconceptions, inaccuracies, and sometimes deliberate untruths drawn from the works of his well-intentioned friend Boswell and his detractor Macaulay.In the Introduction to the second edition, Greene reasserts--in light of three decades of Johnsonian scholarship--his attack on the stereotyping of Johnson as a bigoted, party-line Tory and a crypto-Jacobite. Utilizing new material such as Thomas Curley's edition of the Chambers/Johnson Vinerian law lectures and the sale catalogue to Johnson's library to support his argument, Greene also warns that Johnson is still misquoted and misunderstood in situations from classroom lectures to discussions of Britain's role in the 1982 Falklands War.
2009-01-01 By Donald Greene

His idea of writing more Dictionaries was not merely said in verse . Mr. Hamilton , who was at that time an eminent printer , and well acquainted with Dr.

Author: Arthur Murphy

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1793 By Arthur Murphy

We have now travelled through that part of Dr. Johnson's life , which was a perpetual struggle ... contended for the pre - eminence of the Scotch writers ...

Author: mrs. piozzi, richard cumberland, bishop percy and others

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The minute accuracy , with which Dri Johnson's life is known ... with a Memoir of the Author's Life , written entirely by ( Porteus ; which , on being ...

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If the people who might dip into Mason to overhear Gray going about his daily life were at all drawn to the life-writing of the previous century they would ...

Author: Kevin Hart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139426397

Category: Literary Criticism

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Kevin Hart traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called 'The Age of Johnson'. Hart shows how late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. In dedicating himself to Johnson's death, Hart argues, James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in eighteenth-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. Kevin Hart places Samuel Johnson within this rich cultural context, demonstrating how Johnson came to occupy a place at the heart of the English literary canon.
1999-09-28 By Kevin Hart

Milton lived in Bunhill Fields while writing Paradise Lost: see 'Milton' 108, ... Reviewing Samuel Palmer's Appendix to Dr. Samuel Johnson's Life of Dr.

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199284825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Samuel Johnson's last literary work, the Lives of the Poets, offers a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to Johnson's own time. Always recognized as a major contribution to English biography and criticism, it is also one of Johnson's most readable and eloquent achievements. This is the first scholarly edition since 1905 and includes a full introduction and critical apparatus. This is volume four of four.
2006-02-16 By Samuel Johnson

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