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

Publication:
San Marino, California : Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
384 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Contents:
"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'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
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
"To preserve order and support monarchy" : Johnson's political writings / F.P. Lock
Three contexts for reading Johnson's parliamentary debates / Thomas Kaminski
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
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Weinbrot, Howard D., editor.
ISBN:
9780873282598 (alk. paper)
0873282590 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
842307417
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