Document Type

Contribution to Book

Title

Johnson: Critical Reception since 1900

Source Publication

Samuel Johnson in Context

Publication Date

2011

Editor

Jack Lynch

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge

First Page

54

Last Page

61

Department

English

Abstract

Part of a collection of essays designed to introduce students to the eighteenth-century world of Samuel Johnson, this essay describes Johnson’s critical reception from 1900 down to our own day, highlighting ways in which his writings were central to the development of key critical movements in the twentieth century.

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