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The Resource Johnson the poet : the poetic career of Samuel Johnson, David F. Venturo

Johnson the poet : the poetic career of Samuel Johnson, David F. Venturo

Label
Johnson the poet : the poetic career of Samuel Johnson
Title
Johnson the poet
Title remainder
the poetic career of Samuel Johnson
Statement of responsibility
David F. Venturo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Johnson the Poet is the first book to deal with the entire canon of Samuel Johnson's poetry, written over the course of almost sixty years, from 1725 to 1784. It provides critical commentary on Johnson's long and versatile poetic career - as novice poet, formal verse imitator and satirist, playwright, moralist and closet theologian, neo-Latinist, elegist, prologuist, and writer of impromptu drawing-room verse - while setting his verse in eighteenth-century political, theological, moral, and literary contexts. Through this combination of close reading and contextualized analysis, the book explores Johnson's complicated attitude toward the prevailing conventions of eighteenth-century poetics and the enterprise of writing poetry."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venturo, David F.
Dewey number
821/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3537.P58
LC item number
V46 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • Johnson, Samuel
Label
Johnson the poet : the poetic career of Samuel Johnson, David F. Venturo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-319) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the poet, his poems, and place in the world of restoration and eighteenth-century poets -- The young author -- London, "country" ideology, and the limits of Augustan imitation -- Irene and the limits of neoclassical drama -- Faith and the limits of reason in The vanity of human wishes -- The Latin poems -- The poetics of Johnson's epitaphs and elegies -- Virtue, charity, and defense of the vulnerable in Johnson's theater prologues -- The drawing-room poems: compliments, parodies, translations, and satires -- Epilogue: Johnson's poetic valediction: "translation of Horace, ode 4.7."
Control code
40106036
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780874136760
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98047239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Johnson the poet : the poetic career of Samuel Johnson, David F. Venturo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-319) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the poet, his poems, and place in the world of restoration and eighteenth-century poets -- The young author -- London, "country" ideology, and the limits of Augustan imitation -- Irene and the limits of neoclassical drama -- Faith and the limits of reason in The vanity of human wishes -- The Latin poems -- The poetics of Johnson's epitaphs and elegies -- Virtue, charity, and defense of the vulnerable in Johnson's theater prologues -- The drawing-room poems: compliments, parodies, translations, and satires -- Epilogue: Johnson's poetic valediction: "translation of Horace, ode 4.7."
Control code
40106036
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780874136760
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98047239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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