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Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244;

[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Club Author Leo Damrosch – Hostingencolombia.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.

club kindle 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.


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.

Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244;

Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; 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:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 to not sugar coat the poor behavior of many of the men especially B


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 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 th


  3. Faith Faith says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 constellation of talent that has rarely i


  4. WD Clarke WD Clarke says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 oth


  5. Marks54 Marks54 says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 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 whi


  6. Fern Adams Fern Adams says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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


  7. Peter Tillman Peter Tillman says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 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 Helvétius 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 Ric


  8. Andy Klein Andy Klein says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 entirel


  9. Alan Alan says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, The Club PDF/EPUBFollowing Leo Damrosch's lead I'm going to quote 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 t


  10. Bruce Katz Bruce Katz says:

    Kindle hostingencolombiaco #242; The Club eBook #244; club kindle, 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 talking about Literature and Art and such? Fair point I guess but that ain't THIS book This book is actually a pleasure to read Damrosch is the perfect guide to the subject He's an entertaining storyteller who knows his stuff calls out pedantry when he sees it is frequently quite funny and he


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