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history of the commentary on selected writings of Samuel Johnson

Edward Tomarken

history of the commentary on selected writings of Samuel Johnson

by Edward Tomarken

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Published by Camden House in Columbia, SC, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. (149)-170) and index.

    StatementEdward Tomarken.
    SeriesStudies in English and American literature, linguistics, and culture. Literary criticism in perspective
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3534
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 184 p. ;
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21753491M
    ISBN 101879751941

    Needless to say, Boswell's LIFE OF JOHNSON is one of the preeminent works of biography and should be read by anyone interested in Johnson or the genre. It is a great book (also great is W. Jackson Bate's SAMUEL JOHNSON [1st published ]which is a MUST for anyone interested in Johnson). The 21st-Century Oxford Authors makes available for a new generation of readers the key works of major authors in freshly conceived, authoritative, and readable editions. Designed both for the student and the general reader, each volume offers a generous selection of texts, both poetry and prose, accompanied by thorough annotation and with a critical introduction by a leading scholar in the field.

    Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson - Achievement and reputation: Johnson is well remembered for his aphorisms, which contributed to his becoming one of the most frequently quoted of English writers. Many of these are recorded in Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., including his famous assertion “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” and his admonition “Clear your mind of. Category: History. Page: View: Download» This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

    Samuel Johnson was born on 18th September in Litchfield, Staffordshire. His long-lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, biographer, editor, essayist, moralist and lexicographer make him ‘arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history’. James Boswell is a hard act to follow. His Life of Johnson, written at close range after more hours in pubs and miles of travel with his eccentric subject than most could have withstood, is detailed, witty, literate and still engaging over two centuries sets a high bar for biography; Boswell himself calls the undertaking “a presumptuous task.”.


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A history and analysis of years of critical commentary on selected works of Samuel Johnson. The works of Samuel Johnson, whom many consider the father of English criticism, are themselves the object of thousands of pages of critical commentary and analysis.

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Edward Tomarken is a professor of English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His books include Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-Century Critic, As You Like It from to the Present: Critical Essays, A History of the Commentary on Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson, and Johnson, Rasselas, and the Choice of en's current project is a book on cinema and.

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But in Johnson's own day, he was best known as an essayist, critic, and lexicographer. Samuel Johnson (18 September [OS 7 September] – 13 December ), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and ously, he was a devout Anglican, and politically a committed Tory.

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University of Delaware Press, As You Like It: From to the Present, New York, Garland Press, A History of Commentary on Selected Writings of Samuel Johnson:Columbia, South Carolina: Camden House, In his day Samuel Johnson (–) was renowned as the most distinguished English writer of the time, and in our day the 18th century in English literature is customarily spoken of as the Age of Johnson.

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The informed editor, Peter Martin, judiciously has selected portions from Dr. Johnson's wide written legacy and made them available in a convenient form for the modern reader. Martin allows his hero, Dr. Johnson, to speak for himself without cluttering this book with his own commentary and asides.

scholarly profusion of detail into a perceptive, lifelike portrait of Dr. Samuel Johnson. James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson reveals a man of outsized appetites and private vulnerabilities and is the source of much of what we know about one of the towering figures of English literature.

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Since the first appearance of Samuel Johnson's edition of Shakespeare's drama inits Preface has often been published separately, while the Notes have been treated as miscellaneous and fragmentary.

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Patrick Cruttwell, Penguin Classics, ISBN$11p Samuel Johnson, Selected Essays From the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler, ed. W J Bate, Yale U Press, ISBN $16p The Quotable Johnson, a Topical Compilation, ed.

Stephen C Dankert, Ignatius Press, ISBN Description. The Rambler was published on Tuesdays and Saturdays from to and totals articles. It was Johnson's most consistent and sustained work in the English similar in name to preceding publications such as The Spectator and The Tatler, Johnson made his periodical unique by using a style of prose which differed from that of the time period.