Samuel Johnson after Deconstruction: Rhetoric and the Rambler

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Index
Aarsleff, Hans, 80, 86
Abrams, M. H., 7
Absence, 92
Adamic language, 80-81, 83-85
Addison, Joseph: allusions to, 22-37; criticism of Milton, 46-49; goal of The Spectator, 39, 58; method of composing, 121; popularity of, 2, 42, 43; women, depictions of, 44, 53-55, 59-60
Aldrich, Dean, 139
Alkon, Paul, 8, 116
Allegory, 39
Almamoulin, 111
Anthea, 46
Anxiety of influence, 25
Arbitrariness, 147
Aristotle, 138-39
Atkins, Douglas, 96
Aurelia, 59
Author, 51, 57, 87
Author's task, 126
Bacon, Sir Francis, 27
Baker, Thomas, 88-89
Bate, Walter Jackson: Johnson and modern thought, 19-68; Johnson as outcast, 13; relationship of The Rambler to The Spectator, 24-25; selection of Rambler essays, 6-8; themes in The Rambler, 27, 137; unevenness of The Rambler, 9-10
Baugh, Albert, 7
Beginning, the problem of, 35-36
Belief, 110, 159-61
Bellaria, 54
Berman, Art, 73, 82
Bible, 19-20
Black holes, 94
Blackmore, Richard, 155
Blair, Hugh, 82-84, 140
Bloom, Harold: deconstruction, 99; metalepsis, 35; misreading of Johnson, 61-64, 158; negation, 46; Oedipal conflict, 61-64; rhetoric as defense, 19, 25-28, 29, 36, 41, 44, 51- 52
Bogel, Frederick, 68-69
Bond, Donald, 49-50
Borges, Jorge Luis, 80
Boswell, James: composing, Johnson's method of, 116, 118-21; context of The Rambler, 21-26; conversation, Johnson's aim in, 125; "Dr. Johnson,"3, 52, 63; Hawkins, as competitor, 21-24; rhetorical strategies, 29, 121, 165n.6; title of The Rambler, 10-12; variety of The Rambler, 13, 99
Boyle, Robert, 81
Bredvold, Louis, 7
Bronson, Bertrand, 6, 69
Burke, John, 3, 161
Bustle, Lady, 54
Bute, Countess of, 24
Camilla, 58
Campbell, George, 82-84, 140
Carter, Elizabeth, 24

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