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    [The Club] EBOOK FREE Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Read & download The Club Sir you have but two topics yourself and me I am sick of both Samuel Johnson to James BoswellThe Club is a frame biography But it is certainly than its parts At its core Damrosch nails together small biographies of Johnson

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    [The Club] EBOOK FREE Reading about the mid to late eighteenth century often makes me think of Duff Cooper's comment that the wit and conversations then in evidence were such as ‘had never perhaps been heard since certain voices in Athens fell silent two thousand years before’ Cooper was talking about Paris but the line is arguably even applicabl

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    Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch [The Club] EBOOK FREE “They were great talkers because they knew and did so much and many of them rose to accomplishments of the highest order No fewer than seven

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    [The Club] EBOOK FREE Really really enjoyed Professor Damrosch's tour and company As a now budding 18C dilletante I say that this is the perfect book to accompany any reading of Boswell's justly celebrated The Life of Samuel Johnson What it isn't though is a thoroughly rigorous or exhaustive exhuming of the careers of the other club members Think of this rather as a personable winning urbane and wise set of Very Short Introductions to Burke Gibbon Sheridan Smit

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    Read & download The Club [The Club] EBOOK FREE Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch This is a history of one of the original London clubs that developed as a place where the emerging bourgeois professional a

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    Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch Leo Damrosch í 2 Read [The Club] EBOOK FREE The Club was a group of polymaths who met in an inn once a week in the second half of the 1700s Made up of actors artists intellectuals and writers many of the members were people who remain well known to this day; Johnson Boswell Joshua Reynolds Oliver Goldsmith Edmund Burke and Adam Smith amongst others I was e

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    Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch [The Club] EBOOK FREE While there is good stuff here my interest flagged about halfway in It's a long time ago and TMI about characters I don't care much about The book is due back and I think I'm doneJoseph Epsein's rave review paywalled Ask if you would like a copyWhat historical era produced the greatest aggregate of human intellig

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    Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch [The Club] EBOOK FREE As an avid Johnsonian I was amused by the book but learned very little As has been remarked by others the title is misnamed

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    Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch Read & download The Club Following Leo Damrosch's lead I'm going to uote liberally from the subjects of The Club in this review—for although his o

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    [The Club] EBOOK FREE A hundred or so years ago when I was in grad school I took a course on seventeenth century literature the so called Age of Johnson I found the reading onerous but the professor Paul Fussell was one of the most renowned scholars of the period so I persisted It didn't hurt that Fussell was a very smart very entertaining in

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Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch The Club Download ↠ 102 Brings alive a brilliant competitive and eccentric cast of characters With the friendship of the “odd couple” Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative Damrosch conjures up the precarious exciting and often brutal world of late eighteenth‑century Britain This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age and our own. While there is good stuff here my interest flagged about halfway in It s a long time ago and TMI about characters I don t care much about The book is due back and I think I m doneJoseph Epsein s rave review paywalled Ask if you would like a copyWhat historical era produced the greatest aggregate of human intelligence Fifth century BC Greece provided Socrates and Plato Pericles and Phidias In 18th century France there were the philosophes among them D Alembert Diderot Voltaire Helv tius The founding generation of the republic Jefferson Madison Hamilton and Adams would be America s entry My own choice would be for middle and late 18th century London where Samuel Johnson Edmund Burke Edward Gibbon Joshua Reynolds Oliver Goldsmith James Boswell David Garrick Charles James Fox Adam Smith David Hume and Richard Brinsley Sheridan walked the streets These men knew one another well and with the exception of Hume belonged to the same club which met on Friday evenings at the Turk s Head Tavern at 9 Gerrard Street off the Strand Here was a club that even Groucho Marx who claimed he wouldn t care to belong to any club that would accept him as a member could not have resisted joiningI like well crafted reviews Epstein s is wonderful Read it even if you don t read the book

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Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch The Club Download ↠ 102 Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the  New York Times Book Review  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 •  A  Kirkus Best Book of 2019  “Damrosch brings the Club’s redoubtable personalities the brilliant minds the jousting wits the tender camaraderie to vivid life” New York Times Book Review “Magnificently entertaining” Washington Post In 1763 the p. Reading about the mid to late eighteenth century often makes me think of Duff Cooper s comment that the wit and conversations then in evidence were such as had never perhaps been heard since certain voices in Athens fell silent two thousand years before Cooper was talking about Paris but the line is arguably even applicable to London where Samuel Johnson James Boswell Edward Gibbon David Garrick Joshua Reynolds and Edmund Burke respectively the world s greatest lexicographer biographer historian actor painter and orator would regularly get together in coffee houses to drink prodigious amounts of alcohol and shoot the shit in immaculately weighted epigramsThis book is an entertaining introduction to the period and the milieu what it isn t despite the title is a history of the famous Literary Club itself Positive reviews say that Damrosch goes beyond just the Club but this is a bit like saying that Columbus went beyond India by landing in the Bahamas instead Yes he goes beyond it but he doesn t really go to it There were a few club members I was interested to find out about like the playwright George Colman mentioned once in passing or the Irish separatist Lord Charlemont not mentioned at all There is no new research here on the Club What there is essentially is a narrative retelling of Boswell s journals and his Life of Johnson supplemented with a few short chapter length biographies of key associated names Garrick Burke Adam Smith etc and relevant historical themes a chapter on empire a chapter on religious tensionIf that s what you re looking for this does the job extremely well Damrosch is particularly good on unpicking those instances where an anecdote in the Life has been sanitised or altered from the way it was originally recorded in Boswell s journals On these occasions and there are many he does a good job of making you feel that you re being shown behind the curtain And he does nail the essential contrasts so catalytic for both men between Boswell and JohnsonBoswell was a romantic who fantasized about feudal affection between lords and their dependents Johnson was a hardheaded pragmatist Johnson insisted on reason and self control Boswell revelled in emotional sensibility and seized gratifications whenever he could Johnson aspired to what he called the grandeur of generality and Boswell to specificity and piuant details Johnson crafted language in the carefully assembled building blocks of the periodic style Boswell s style was conversational and freeOn the controversies around the French Revolution Damrosch looking at Burke and his allies points outOne can t help reflecting on how nakedly all of these people declared a position which privileged people and their political allies today are careful to disguiseWhich is a good point though he doesn t take it any further and in general presents Burke as brilliantly foresighted He was but he was also uite reactionary In fact all of the club members were firmly conservative in their opinions with the exception of Gibbon on religion Johnson s response to the marriage of Hester Thrale to Gabriel Piozzi is a particularly upsetting example this marriage feels like such a totemic moment of the period to me just because it seems to crystallise so much about class religion gender and beyond that just the incomprehensibility of people s reactions in a different age Hester was a smart and spiky Welshwoman who could hold her own with any of the male wits of the day she married an Italian musician and because he was Catholic and foreign and because she married him out of physical attraction was shunned by all her friends and family for it Johnson and Fanny Burney both told her having been friends for years that they would no longer speak to herAs an American Damrosch makes a few slightly curious asides about how themes of the day relate to the American Founders and occasionally the British geopolitical context gets the better of him he refers to Johnson s trip to France as the only time he ever left England despite writing at length about his journeys to Scotland and Wales There are also a few minor factual slips such as when he has the Hastings trial end four years early in 1791But in general this is a rich and rewarding distillation of the available primary sources There is no new information here and no new arguments but as an introduction to the people and the time it s one of the best books you could read

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Leo Damrosch í 2 Read Free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Leo Damrosch The Club Download ↠ 102 Ainter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk’s Head Tavern in London to dine drink and talk until midnight Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke Adam Smith Edward Gibbon and James Boswell It was known simply as “the Club”     In this captivating book Leo Damrosch. This is a history of one of the original London clubs that developed as a place where the emerging bourgeois professional and literary class of London could gather for food drink fellowship and talking lots of talking The club members were self selected and it was hard to join Members included Joshua Reynolds Samuel Johnson Edmund Burke Adam Smith Edward Gibbon David Garrick and others eventually including James Boswell who wrote the great biography of Johnson The Club began in 1763 and continued into the 20th century as the London Literary Society One gets a good sense of what discussions at the club were like due to some example provided by the copious note taking of Boswell The heart of the story however is twofold First it is the story of Johnson and Boswell which is worthwhile on its own although readers who have not done so should read Boswell s bio of Johnson The second focus of the book is to provide briefer lives of the most noteworthy of the initial group members along with some summaries of their critical worksSo the idea is that by looking at the life and works of the key members of the club one gets a better picture of the emerging intellectual life of London in the Georgian Era In this sense the book is similar to The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand 2001 which provided a group biography of a discussion group after the Civil War that included Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr William James and Charles Pierce among others Menand s book was wonderful and won a Pulitzer Damrosch s book is also superb and he has an astonishing cast of characters with which to work The club as a vehicle for discussing all the participants works sufficiently to tell a good story The major players are outstanding In addition Damrosch also works in a number of women associated with club members who also contributed to this rich intellectual life although the club never admitted women Johnson and Boswell are still the stars of this show but the supporting cast is worthwhile The chapters on David Garrick and the London Theatre scene are especially good

  • Hardcover
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  • The Club
  • Leo Damrosch
  • en
  • 08 October 2018
  • 9780300217902