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Reading Samuel Johnson

Reception and Representation, 1750–1960

Philip Jones

This book examines how Samuel Johnson was assimilated by later writers, ranging from James Boswell to Samuel Beckett. It is as much about these writers as Johnson himself, showing how they found their own space, in part, through their response to Johnson, which helped shape their writing and view of contemporary literature.

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Pages: 256 pages

Published: October 2023


ISBN: 978-1-63804-075-0


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