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Loving Dr. Johnson$
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Helen Deutsch

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226143828

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.001.0001

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The Beginning, in which Nothing is Found

The Beginning, in which Nothing is Found

(p.1) Introduction The Beginning, in which Nothing is Found
Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch

University of Chicago Press

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

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