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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.

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. 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. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Introduction: the Poet, His Poems, and Place in the World of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Poets.

Almost seventy years, David Venturo reminds us, have elapsed since T. S. Eliot pronounced Johnson a major poet & any book yet appearing' that deals solely with his poetry (p. 17). One of the virtues of this detailed and fascinating volume is how convincingly it makes us aware o. . One of the virtues of this detailed and fascinating volume is how convincingly it makes us aware of what we have been missing

This reconsideration calls attention to the qualities that so captivated Johnson's 18th-century readers and argues both the historical importance and continuing critical significance of Johnson's poetry. Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson.

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Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer.

He was a devout Anglican. Politically, he was a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".

The Poetic Writings of Thomas Cradock, 1718–1770. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1983.

Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson. Newark: University of Delaware Press. Volume 32 Issue 4 - J. T. Scanlan. The Poetic Writings of Thomas Cradock, 1718–1770.

Johnson the Poet is the first book to deal comprehensively with the poetry of Samuel Johnson. This reconsideration calls attention to the qualities that so captivated Johnson's 18th-century readers and argues both the historical importance and continuing critical significance of Johnson's poetry.

Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 June 2017.

Samuel Johnson suffered various ailments as a youth, most importantly scrofula which left him with scars on his body and over his face. He was an intelligent child, able to learn passages from a hymn book at the age of three

Samuel Johnson suffered various ailments as a youth, most importantly scrofula which left him with scars on his body and over his face. He was an intelligent child, able to learn passages from a hymn book at the age of three. By the age of 16 he was already writing poetry and working on translations. He started college at Oxford but funds were short and, after just over a year, he was forced to leave and returned home.

His literary fame has traditionally-and properly-rested more on his prose than on his poetry. As a result, aside from his two verse satires (1738, 1749), which were from the beginning recognized as distinguished achievements, and a few lesser pieces, the rest of his poems have not in general been well known.

Comments on Johnson's versatile career as satirist, playwright, moralist, neo-Latinist, elegise, prologuist and writer of drawing-room verse. This reconsideration calls attention to the qualities that so captivated Johnson's 18th-century readers and argues both the historical importance and continuing critical significance of Johnson's poetry.