Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics

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University of Delaware Press, 2005 - 417 頁
Howard D. Weinbrot's Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife; and Politics collects earlier and new essays on Johnson's varied achievements in lexicography, poetry, narrative, and prose style. It considers Johnson's uses of the general and the particular as they relate to the reader's role in the creative process, his complex approach to the concept of literary genre, and his resolutely un-Humean view of skepticism. It examines the ways in which Johnson's reputation as a critic and biographer was challenged and affirmed after his death, and it demonstrates that Johnson was known and admired in eighteenth-century France until Boswell's portrait of Mr. Oddity replaced Dictionary Johnson. The book concludes with four essays concerning the vexed controversy regarding Johnson and Jacobitism and Johnson's political affiliation in Hanoverian Britain. Aspects of Samuel Johnson consolidates old ground and breaks new ground during the 250th anniversary of the appearance of his Dictionary of the English Language. Howard D. Weinbrot is Ricardo Quintana Professor of English and William Freeman Vilas Research Professor in the College of Letters and Science, the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
 

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Johnsons Plan and Preface to the Dictionary The Growth of a Lexicographers Mind
29
What Johnsons Illustrative Quotations Illustrate Language and Viewpoint in the Dictionary
53
The Poetry of Samuel Johnson
72
Johnsons London and Juvenals Third Satire The Country as Ironic Norm
92
No Mock Debate Questions and Answers in The Vanity of Human Wishes
105
Johnson and the Arts of Narration The Life of Savage The Vanity of Human Wishes and Rasselas
125
Johnson and the Domestic Metaphor
146
The Reader the General and the Particular Johnson and Imlac in Chapter Ten of Rasselas
179
Samuel Johnson Percival Stockdale and Brickbats from Grubstreet Some Later Response to the Lives of the Poets
241
Johnson Before Boswell in EighteenthCentury France Notes Toward Reclaiming a Man of Letters
270
The Genesis of a Controversy The Politics of Johnson and the Johnson of Politics
301
Johnson Oxford Oaths and Historical Evidence
312
The Vanity of Human Wishes Part I Who Said He Was a Jacobite Hero? The Political Genealogy of Johnsons Charles of Sweden
340
The Vanity of Human Wishes Part II Reading Charles of Sweden in the Poem Reading Johnsons Politics
377
Index of Johnsons Works
401
General Index
404

Johnson and Genre
195
Obstinate Contests of Disagreeing Virtues Johnson Skepticism the But Clause and the Dialectical Imperative
215

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Howard D. Weinbrot is the Ricardo Quintana Professor of English and William Freeman Vilas Research Professor in the College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison.

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