New Essays on Samuel Johnson: Revaluation is a collection of essays by various hands that examines its point of focus, the inexhaustible English author Samuel Johnson, from a variety of different critical perspectives.
The book also simultaneously interrogates particular texts (such as the Dictionary, the Lives of the Poets) alongside general themes (such as Johnson and intertextuality, Johnson and autobiography).
The word "revaluation" from the title connotes both the deployment of specifically au courant approaches-viewing, for example, Johnson in relation to climate change, or Johnson and the notion of "osmology"-as well as more general reflections upon Johnson's importance to our present cultural and temporal moment.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 284 pages, 2 Illustrations, color; 12 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 17/10/2018
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9781611496789