Boswell's Life of Johnson

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 26. mar. 2016 - 510 strani
Boswell's Life of Johnson By James Boswell A 22-year-old James Boswell met 54-year-old Samuel Johnson in a bookshop and the two began a lifelong friendship. Boswell, a lawyer, took copious notes during their time together and published his seminal work -- a biography that would influence the genre for centuries to come. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791) was a popular and critical success when first published. and it delves into the life of the poet, essayist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

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Scottish biographer James Boswell (1740 - 1795), was born in Edinburgh and is best known for his book about English literary figure Samuel Johnson. Harold Bloom, a Johnsonian critic, has declared it the greatest biography in the English language. He was so widely know n that Boswell's surname is now a term in the English language - Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism - as a term for a constant observer, particularly a companion who records observations in print.

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