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The Beginning, in which Nothing is Found

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780226143828
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226143859 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0001
The Beginning, in which Nothing is Found

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the autopsy of the body of English author Samuel Johnson. It analyzes and provides commentaries on the anecdotal issues related to Johnson's body. It also discusses attempts to locate and define the specific varieties of Johnsonian devotion. This chapter also provides a summary of the chapters in this volume.

Keywords: Samuel Johnson; autopsy; anecdotal issues; Johnson's body; Johnsonian devotion; English author

Chapter.  16745 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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