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The Resource Loving Dr. Johnson, Helen Deutsch

Loving Dr. Johnson, Helen Deutsch

Label
Loving Dr. Johnson
Title
Loving Dr. Johnson
Statement of responsibility
Helen Deutsch
Title variation
Loving Doctor Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The autopsy of Samuel Johnson (1709-84) initiated two centuries of Johnsonian anatomy - both in medical speculation about his famously unruly body and in literary devotion to his anecdotal remains. Even today, Johnson is an enduring symbol of individuality, authority, masculinity, and Englishness, ultimately lending a style and a name - the Age of Johnson - to the eighteenth-century English literary canon." "Loving Dr. Johnson uses the enormous popularity of Johnson to understand a singular case of author love and to reflect upon what the love of authors has to do with the love of literature. Helen Deutsch's work is driven by several impulses, among them her affection for both Johnson's work and Boswell's biography of him, and her own distance from the largely male tradition of Johnsonian criticism - a tradition to which she remains indebted and to which Loving Dr. Johnson is ultimately an homage. Limning sharply Johnson's capacious oeuvre, Deutsch's study is also the first of its kind to examine the practices and rituals of Johnsonian societies around the world, wherein Johnson's literary work is now dwarfed by the figure of the writer himself. An absorbing look at one iconic author and his afterlives, Loving Dr. Johnson will be of enormous value to students of English literature and literary scholars keenly interested in canon formation. "--Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deutsch, Helen
Dewey number
828/.609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3533
LC item number
.D46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
Label
Loving Dr. Johnson, Helen Deutsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-308) and index
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 beginning, in which nothing is found -- Johnsonian romance -- Style's body : the case of Dr. Johnson -- "Look, my lord, it comes" : uncritical reading and Johnsonian communion -- The Ephesian matron and Johnson's corpse -- Coda : anecdotal errancy, three authors
Control code
57749898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780226143828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005004645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Loving Dr. Johnson, Helen Deutsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-308) and index
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 beginning, in which nothing is found -- Johnsonian romance -- Style's body : the case of Dr. Johnson -- "Look, my lord, it comes" : uncritical reading and Johnsonian communion -- The Ephesian matron and Johnson's corpse -- Coda : anecdotal errancy, three authors
Control code
57749898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780226143828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005004645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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