Johnson the poet: the poetic career of Samuel Johnson

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University of Delaware Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 335 pages
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Johnson the Poet is the first book to deal comprehensively with the poetry of Samuel Johnson. It provides critical commentary on Johnson's long and versatile poetic career as novice poet, formal verse imitator and satirist, playwright, moralist, neo-Latinist, elegist, prologuist, and write of impromptu drawing-room verse -- while setting his verse in eighteenth-century political, theological, moral, and literary contexts. The book includes an appendix with texts and the author's translations of Johnson's Latin poems.

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