PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë

[Reading] ➷ The Club ➭ Leo Damrosch – History-books.co 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 redoubtabNamed 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 painter 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 Damr.

club book The Club PDF/EPUBThe painter 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 Damr.

PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë

PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë Leo Damrosch is an American author and professor In 2001 he was named the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University1 He received a BA from Yale University an MA from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar and a PhD from Princeton University His areas of academic specialty include Romanticism the Enlightenment and Puritanism1 Damrosch's The Sor

10 thoughts on “The Club

  1. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUB 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 t


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBReading 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 dri


  3. Faith Faith says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUB“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 — Johnson Burke Reynolds Garrick Gibbon Adam Smith and Boswell — made up a


  4. W.D. Clarke W.D. Clarke says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBReally 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 en


  5. Marks54 Marks54 says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBThis 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 Edm


  6. Fern Adams Fern Adams says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBThe 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 expecting this book to be about the meetings themselves and what they entailed and discussed during these however rather it was a book of biographies of the members Damrosch takes each club member and provides information on their lives work and idiosyncrasies as well as giving the reader information on the social cultural and political history of the time The book uses a range of sources including the club members journals work letters uotes and Johnson’s own defin


  7. Peter Tillman Peter Tillman says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBWhile 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 great


  8. Andy Klein Andy Klein says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBAs 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


  9. Alan Alan says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBFollowing Leo Damrosch's lead I'm going to uote liberally from the subjects of The Club in this review—for although his own prose is certainly lively and accessible the real stars are the individuals Damrosch studies like Samuel Johnson James Boswell Edmund Burke Edward Gibbon Adam Smith and others who began meeting and exchanging ideas in London's Turk's Head Tavern back in 1764Although a much changed version of the Club exists even in the present day The Club focuses on its first twenty years and most of the best bon mots in the book come from just one of its founding members Samuel Johnson Possibly this is because his scribe Boswell did his best to record everything Johnson said in his hearing Consider these examples from early in The ClubThere is no doubt that a man may appear very gay in company who is sad at heart His merriment is like the sound of drums and trumpets in a battle to drown the groans of the wounded and dying


  10. Bruce Katz Bruce Katz says:

    PDF/EPUB Leo Damrosch ë The Club eBook È ë club book, The Club PDF/EPUBA 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 over the years Which is what prompted me to read this book And damned if I'm not grateful for itWriting a sales pitch for a book like this is a daunting challenge What could possibly be tedious than a bunch of musty old 17th century Brits talk


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