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DeMaria, Robert Jr 1948-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 6,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Biographies  Fiction  Essays  Drama  Personal correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Commentator for written text, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PE1617.J7, 828.609
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert DeMaria
Johnson's dictionary and the language of learning by Robert DeMaria( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British literature, 1640-1789 : an anthology by Robert DeMaria( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third edition of this successful anthology collects an exceptional range of historical literatures that span the period from the British Civil War to the French Revolution. This volume presents an extensive selection of canonical texts, many reprinted from their earliest recoverable versions. Challenging the boundaries of eighteenth-century literary studies, this volume also includes many non-canonical works and many works by women writers of the period. Additionally, selections of literature from private and public life, from letters to political ballads, help to illuminate the history and cultural contexts in which the major literary works were created." "This new edition includes a number of significant updates. In addition to reintroducing and extending selections from the previous editions and incorporating new drama selections, new works by other major authors have been added, including Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard", a portion of Lucy Hutchinson's "Order and Disorder", part of a pamphlet by Reeve and Muggleton, and Rochester's "A Ramble in St. James' Park". Additionally, a chronology, an alternative list of contents by theme, and updated headnotes lend added accessibility."--BOOK JACKET
The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography by Robert DeMaria( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson and the life of reading by Robert DeMaria( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading, Robert DeMaria considers the surprising influence of one of the greatest readers in English literature. Johnson's relationship to books not only reveals much about his life and times, DeMaria contends, but also provides a dramatic counterpoint to modern reading habits. As a superior practitioner of the craft, Johnson provides a compelling model for how to read - indeed, he provides different models for different kinds of reading. DeMaria shows how Johnson recognized early that not all reading was alike - some requiring intense concentration, some suited for cursory glances, some requiring silence, some best appreciated amid the chatter of a coffeehouse. Considering the remarkable range of Johnson's reading, DeMaria discovers in one extraordinary career a synoptic view of the subject of reading
Johnson on the English language by Samuel Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the first scholarly edition of Samuel Johnson's translation of Jean Pierre de Crousaz's Commentaire sur la traduction en vers de M. Abbe Du Resnel, de l'Essai de M. Pope sur l'homme, published in 1739. Included are notes comparing Johnson's translation with the French original to show his method of translation and historical annotations." "Of special interest are Johnson's notes on the dominance of the passion of love on the stage and on translation and the nature of English and French poetry. Johnson also comments on the problem of evil, particularly the ruling passion and the necessity of free will."--Jacket
British literature 1640-1789 : a critical reader( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Contains essays by contemporary literary critics and covers the full range of works printed in the anthology. All the essays were first published within the last ten years, and they represent current thinking about the literature in this chronological span. The Reader will help students and teachers of the period find new apporaches to central canonical works, but it also provides introduction to several of the less well-known writers included in DeMaria's anthology. -- Book cover
Classical literature and its reception : an anthology( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many present-day readers of literature in English have little background knowledge of classical literature and therefore find it hard to appreciate the relationship between the two traditions. This "anthology "presents a selection of works from British, Irish, and Caribbean writers that illustrates the traffic between poetry in English and in Greek and Latin. It gives readers the background they need in order to really appreciate English-language poetry influenced by the classical tradition, and it provides those already familiar with classical works with reflections of Greek and Latin authors in English."--Book cover
Biographical Writings : soldiers, scholars, and friends by Samuel Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
A companion to British literature by Heesok Chang( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
The college handbook of creative writing by Robert DeMaria( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book ... describes how universal writing problems have been dealt with by experienced writers, and it explains how the mistakes commonly made by novice writers can be avoided. The book is organized to be as practical as possible. It outlines the general principles of writing and then moves on to specific problems that writers encounter. Chapters 1-4 discuss the fundamental elements in a piece of creative writing-theme, setting, characters, and plot. Chapters 5-11 deal with the basic techniques for handling point of view, tone, description, dialogue, time, and imagery. Chapters 12 and 13 go over the mechanics of manuscript preparation and present a brief review of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Finally, Chapter 14 looks at writing as a career and offers suggestions on such things as marketing, inquiries, and agents. [Cont. in TofC]
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"
The vision of Theodore, the hermit of Teneriffe : found in his cell by Samuel Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of a tub by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published anonymously in 1704, this prose satire by the author of Gulliver's Travelspresents a story of three brothers, each symbolizing a Christian sect, and an unrelated series of digressions. The "tale" portion centers on Peter, Martin, and Jack, who respectively represent Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, and other dissenting Protestant sects. Charged with maintaining their coats -- the Christian faith -- exactly as issued, the brothers immediately proceed to make alterations. Jonathan Swift's historical allegory ridicules the conflicts between religious factions, and his digressions offer ironic views of contemporary trends in literature, politics, and theology. Swift's assault on the corruption of the ancient church and the fanaticism of reformers was widely misunderstood at the time of its publication, when England's religion and government were closely linked, causing the author endless problems with churchmen and politicians alike. Acerbic in style and exuberantly witty, A Tale of a Tub remains a powerful parody that ranks among the English language's best satires"--
A companion to British literature by Robert DeMaria( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past 13 centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject"--
The Yale edition of the works of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biography
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British literature, 1640-1789 : an anthologyThe life of Samuel Johnson : a critical biographySamuel Johnson and the life of readingJohnson on the English languageBritish literature 1640-1789 : a critical readerClassical literature and its reception : an anthologyA tale of a tubThe Yale edition of the works of Samuel Johnson