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Samuel Johnson : Selected Poetry and Prose - 77 edition

Samuel Johnson : Selected Poetry and Prose (ISBN10: 0520035526; ISBN13: 9780520035522)
ISBN13: 978-0520035522
ISBN10: 0520035526

Summary: This is a major new selection of Samuel Johnson's best work, delightfully introduced by W. K. Wimsatt and scrupulously annotated by Frank Brady and Mr. Wimsatt. Samuel Johnson, the only writer in English since the Renaissance to give his name to a literary period, was the center of English letters in his time. He was Dictionary Johnson, the lexicographer who had single-handedly settled the English language (it was hoped) on a firm basis; he was the author of a handful of fine poems, ...show moreincluding two of the most remarkable satires of the century; he was a moralist whoseRamblerandIdleressays, and novel-of-ideasRasselas,provided a searching view of men and matters. And in his final years he produced his greatest work, that extraordinary combination of biography and criticism which came to be known as theLives of the Poets. This first extensive anthology of Johnson's writings to be published in many years emphasizes Johnson the writer. It responds to those aspects of Johnson's work of special interest to modern readers. It comprises a selection of Johnson's letters, all of his major poems (includingLondon),Rasselas,twenty-oneRambler,nineteenIdlers,the Prefaces to theDictionaryand to the edition of Shakespeare, and the followingLives of the Poets:Cowley, Milton, Swift, Pope, Savage, Collins, and Gray. All these works are extensively annotated and printed complete. Mr. Wimsatt, one of the outstanding Johnsonians of this century, provides in his Introduction a clear, connected biographical account of Johnson, stressing his writings. An up-to-date bibliography is also included. Johnson's varied accomplishments--as poet, as moralist, as biographer, as critic--are all amply represented. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 77
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 02/07/1978
International: No

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