The Resource Johnson's Milton, Christine Rees

Johnson's Milton, Christine Rees

Label
Johnson's Milton
Title
Johnson's Milton
Statement of responsibility
Christine Rees
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Samuel Johnson is often represented as primarily antagonistic or antipathetic to Milton. Yet his imaginative and intellectual engagement with Milton's life and writing extended across the entire span of his own varied writing career. As essayist, poet, lexicographer, critic and biographer-above all as reader-Johnson developed a controversial, fascinating and productive literary relationship with his powerful predecessor. To understand how Johnson creatively appropriates Milton's texts, how he critically challenges yet also confirms Milton's status, and how he constructs him as a biographical subject, is to deepen the modern reader's understanding of both writers in the context of historical continuity and change. Christine Rees's insightful study will be of interest not only to Milton and Johnson specialists, but to all scholars of early modern literary history and biography. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Christine
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3537.L5
LC item number
R44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Milton, John
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Milton, John
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Milton, John
  • Werk
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
Label
Johnson's Milton, Christine Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-290) and index
Contents
Johnson the reader/writer : appropriating Milton's texts. Summoning Milton's ghost : Miltonic allusion in the periodical essays ; 'No Miltonian fire'? : Miltonic allusion in Johnson's poetry ; Rasselas : a rewriting of Paradise lost? ; 'Licence they mean when they cry liberty' : the 1770s tracts -- Johnson the critic : assessing Milton's achievement. 'Phantoms which cannot be wounded' : the Lauder affair ; Cutting a Colossus : Johnson's criticism of Paradise lost ; Cherry-stones : Johnson on Milton's shorter poems -- Johnson the biographer : constructing Milton's character. 'An acrimonious and surly republican' : Milton as political subject ; 'Domestick privacies' : Milton as private subject ; Conclusion : 'what other author ever soared so high?'
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 296 p.
Isbn
9780521192798
Lccn
2010281788
System control number
  • (OCoLC)499073272
  • (OCoLC)ocn499073272
Label
Johnson's Milton, Christine Rees
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-290) and index
Contents
Johnson the reader/writer : appropriating Milton's texts. Summoning Milton's ghost : Miltonic allusion in the periodical essays ; 'No Miltonian fire'? : Miltonic allusion in Johnson's poetry ; Rasselas : a rewriting of Paradise lost? ; 'Licence they mean when they cry liberty' : the 1770s tracts -- Johnson the critic : assessing Milton's achievement. 'Phantoms which cannot be wounded' : the Lauder affair ; Cutting a Colossus : Johnson's criticism of Paradise lost ; Cherry-stones : Johnson on Milton's shorter poems -- Johnson the biographer : constructing Milton's character. 'An acrimonious and surly republican' : Milton as political subject ; 'Domestick privacies' : Milton as private subject ; Conclusion : 'what other author ever soared so high?'
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 296 p.
Isbn
9780521192798
Lccn
2010281788
System control number
  • (OCoLC)499073272
  • (OCoLC)ocn499073272

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