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Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets: Volume I: 1 (Oxford English Texts)

Samuel Johnson s Lives of the Poets Volume I Oxford English Texts Johnson himself wrote in I know not that I have written any thing generally commended than the Lives of the Poets Always recognized as a major biographical and critical achievement Samuel Johnso

  • Title: Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets: Volume I: 1 (Oxford English Texts)
  • Author: Roger H. Lonsdale
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  • Page: 164
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  • Johnson himself wrote in 1782 I know not that I have written any thing generally commended than the Lives of the Poets Always recognized as a major biographical and critical achievement, Samuel Johnson s last literary project is also one of his most readable and entertaining, written with characteristic eloquence and conviction, and at times with combative trenchaJohnson himself wrote in 1782 I know not that I have written any thing generally commended than the Lives of the Poets Always recognized as a major biographical and critical achievement, Samuel Johnson s last literary project is also one of his most readable and entertaining, written with characteristic eloquence and conviction, and at times with combative trenchancy Johnson s fifty two biographies constitute a detailed survey of English poetry from the early seventeenth century down to his own time, with extended discussions of Cowley, Milton, Waller, Dryden, Addison, Prior, Swift, Pope, and Gray The Lives also include Johnson s memorable biography of the enigmatic Richard Savage 1744 , the friend of his own early years in London Roger Lonsdale s Introduction describes the origins, composition, and textual history of the Lives, and assesses Johnson s assumptions and aims as biographer and critic The commentary provides a detailed literary and historical context, investigating Johnson s sources, relating the Lives to his own earlier writings and conversation, and to the critical opinions of his contemporaries, as well as illustrating their early reception This is the first scholarly edition since George Birkbeck Hill s three volume Oxford edition 1905 This is volume one of four.

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