Johnson's Dictionary and the Language of Learning

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University of North Carolina Press, 1986 - 303 pagini
Although the Dictionary is primarily a philological work, DeMaria shows how it also serves literary, moral, and educational purposes. By analyzing the content of the 116,000 illustrative quotations used by Johnson, the author illuminates the major themes of the book: knowledge and ignorance, truth and probabiity, learning and education, language, religion, and morality. Johnson's choice of which quotations to include represents his vision of the intellectual landscape.

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Cuprins

I
33
2
61
4
92
5
106
3 2 Travel
148
The Arts of Writing Reading and Speaking
175
Arts and Sciences
196
Fundamentals
228
Happiness
251
Notes
267
Bibliography
279
127
287
Index of Authors Cited in the Dictionary
296
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Robert Demaria was born in New York, studied at Columbia (where he was an undergraduate in the Beat Generation) and eventually earned a Ph. D. in modern British literature. He was an editor at Macmillan, taught writing at various universities and was the Associate Dean of the New School for Social Research. He published The Mediterranean Review. He is the author of fourteen novels and has published short fiction and poetry in various magazines. These days he divides his time between Deia on the island of Mallorca and Port Jefferson on Long Island and is working on a memoir called My Secret Childhood.

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