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    E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch Leo Damrosch Ý 4 Read 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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    E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch Read & Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Leo Damrosch Free download The Club 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 Th

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    Free download The Club Read & Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Leo Damrosch Leo Damrosch Ý 4 Read 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

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    Free download The Club E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch Read & Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Leo Damrosch 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

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch 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 i

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch As an avid Johnsonian I was amused by the book but learned very little As has been remarked by others the title is misnamed The book focused entirely on the relationship between Boswell and Johnson touching on some of the early members of Johnson’s conversational club here and there The book had almost nothing to do with the club itself While I know that the events of club meetings only exist within Boswell’s journals and his

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    E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch Leo Damrosch Ý 4 Read Read & Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Leo Damrosch Following Leo Damrosch's lead I'm going to uote liberally from the subjects of The Club in this review—for although his

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    Free download The Club E–pub/Pdf [The Club] AUTHOR Leo Damrosch Leo Damrosch Ý 4 Read 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 instructor Looking back I'd have to say that he planted the seeds of a curiosity about that era that persisted ove

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The Club Read Ó 104 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. 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 Boswell Joshua Reynolds Edmund Burke David Garrick Adam Smith Edward Gibbons and other minor charactersmembers of the Club But this book goes beyond this It is also a history of the age using the members of the club as a lens into England in the mid to late 18th Century And since the membership of the club involved writers poets historians economists artists actors etc it allows Damrosch the ability to peruse the age from multiple perspectives with Johnson and Boswell being the gravity at the center of the book Damrosch also does well to include the important women during this time AND to not sugar coat the poor behavior of many of the men especially Boswell It is a balanced work whose narrative keeps pace with the wit of its subjects I came here after reading Vol X last year of Durant s Story of Civilization Rousseau and Revolution Both do a good job of surveying many of the important minds of the timeNext up will be larger works by Boswell Johnson Smith Burke etc and bigger biographies of the same

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The Club Read Ó 104 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. As an avid Johnsonian I was amused by the book but learned very little As has been remarked by others the title is misnamed The book focused entirely on the relationship between Boswell and Johnson touching on some of the early members of Johnson s conversational club here and there The book had almost nothing to do with the club itself While I know that the events of club meetings only exist within Boswell s journals and his Life of Johnson the author should have named the book something like Boswell and Johnson an Unlikely Friendship The book did remind me how misunderstood Samuel Johnson is While he was guilty of much verbal condescension and sometimes cruelty at bottom he was a man with a big heart who was largely beloved by the victims of his barbs He was one of the foremost social commentators with his Rambler essays the greatest lexicographer until James Murray and Bryan Garner and a towering intellect His single handed composition of the first real dictionary of the English language with 40000 entries and ten times that many representative uotations was perhaps the greatest act of non scientific scholarship ever completed by a single person Boswell on the other hand was a self important self absorbed narcissistic arrogant drunken whore mongering misogynist who accomplished only a single thing of note in his life recording the words of Samuel Johnson and reproducing them in his biography Boswell liked to pretend he was a gentleman but his treatment of all women including his wife was unforgivable In the end he died the penniless loser that he was I am of course grossly understating the significance and worth of Boswell s Johnson one of the greatest biographies ever written and that could only have been written by an obsessed sycophant like Boswell who took down seemingly every word uttered by the other during their 20 year friendship But that achievement in no way changes my opinion of its author All this said does anyone doubt that Donald Trump would love to have his own BoswellHaving a chance to ruminate a bit on Boswell I was too harsh Yes he was all those things But those things were caused by a combination of his terrible arrogant father Alexander and his mental illnesses almost certainly profound depression and bipolar syndrome Of course Boswell struggled Who among us with his baggage and no modern treatment would not But that does not excuse his treatment of others particularly women

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The Club Read Ó 104 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. 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 Smith and others energetic little electrons orbiting around a nucleus composed of one uniue atom of pious maddeninglywinningly High Church Tory Johnsonium ever fixedly fused to one thankfully one and only bawdy egoistic atom of Boswellia There is so much to approve of and forgive in each of their lives to recount here but Damrosch s lively and erudite narrative serves as a steadying corrective to Boswell s book in places though I am only just past half way through that agreeable highly readable beast and would also give the casual reader many of the high points of that book without its attendant longueurs tho those are the whole point reallyEdit I forgot to mention one other thing I really liked and one I didn t the author is very good at bringing the women in Johnson s life into the mix as Boswell pretty much leaves them out especially Johnson s guide star Mrs Thrale who had little patience for Boswell s many personal failings So that was really good I was hoping to get much on Oliver Goldsmith though and he doesn t even rate his own chapter which is a shame as Johnson esteeemed him highly and from what little I have read about him here and in LoJ he seems a very interesting character Not for the specialist then and like Grace Jones sez it s not perfect but it s perfect for me so much so that I shall read the good professor s books on Swift and Rousseau very very soon

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  • The Club
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  • 05 June 2019
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