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The Resource Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791, Freya Johnston

Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791, Freya Johnston

Label
Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791
Title
Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791
Statement of responsibility
Freya Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rehearsing the comparative merits of great and little things, Samuel Johnson and his contemporaries tested the opposing claims of pagan and Christian authority. Ancient criticism, and its eighteenth-century adherents, held that each subject required an appropriate style: little matters call for the low, lofty ones for the high. Yet Gospel writers stressed Christ's incarnation as a praiseworthy and imitable descent to the humanly little - one that is compatible with the most sublime style. Through a series of close readings, this book examines how Johnson conceived of his relationships to and with the margins of writing and of society. It proposes that his literary and critical practice is neither inclusive nor exclusive in its attitudes towards peripheral things."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Freya
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3534
LC item number
.J67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • England
Label
Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791, Freya Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-255) 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
Note on texts and short titles -- Introduction -- Inclusion and exclusion : 'Ladies, I am tame; you may stroke me' ; Types and individuals ; Catalogues ; The general and the particular -- 'Voluntary degradation': Johnson's prefaces and dedications : Humility ; Enlarging trifles ; Perpetuating ephemera ; Patronage -- Diminishing returns: A journey to the western islands of Scotland : The category of the diminutive ; Elegance ; The rhetoric of diminution: litotes ; A Scottish savage -- Stooping to conquer: Johnsonian biography : The lives of the poets ; Paltry circumstances ; Corrective readings: Pope and Blackmore, Milton and Watts ; Dr. Johnson and Dr. Levet: the likeness of men
Control code
56649496
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780199251827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005298048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Samuel Johnson and the art of sinking, 1709-1791, Freya Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-255) 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
Note on texts and short titles -- Introduction -- Inclusion and exclusion : 'Ladies, I am tame; you may stroke me' ; Types and individuals ; Catalogues ; The general and the particular -- 'Voluntary degradation': Johnson's prefaces and dedications : Humility ; Enlarging trifles ; Perpetuating ephemera ; Patronage -- Diminishing returns: A journey to the western islands of Scotland : The category of the diminutive ; Elegance ; The rhetoric of diminution: litotes ; A Scottish savage -- Stooping to conquer: Johnsonian biography : The lives of the poets ; Paltry circumstances ; Corrective readings: Pope and Blackmore, Milton and Watts ; Dr. Johnson and Dr. Levet: the likeness of men
Control code
56649496
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780199251827
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005298048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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