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Boswell's ""Life of Johnson - New Questions, New Answers (Paperback, Annotated edition) Loot Price: R665
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Boswell's ""Life of Johnson - New Questions, New Answers (Paperback, Annotated edition): John A. Vance

Boswell's ""Life of Johnson - New Questions, New Answers (Paperback, Annotated edition)

John A. Vance

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When it first appeared in 1985, Boswell's "Life of Johnson" brought together the most recent and most lively assessments of the literary merit and historical accuracy of Boswell's biography. In an invigorating exchange placed at the center of the collection, Donald Greene's description of the "Life" as a fictionalized biography that screens the real, complex Johnson from view is challenged by Frederick Pottle's defense of Boswell's biographical method, of his sturdy compilation of detail that presents the factual rather than the fictional Johnson. Other essays explore the effect of Johnson's humor on the shaping of his image in the "Life," the recent developments in literary criticism and the effect they have had on eighteenth-century studies, and the continuing interest of Boswell's "Life" as a showcase for members of Johnson's famous circle. The volume concludes with an assessment of the Boswellian problem--of the difficulties the "Life" presents to readers, scholars, and teachers.

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Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2009
First published: 2009
Editors: John A. Vance
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: Annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-3376-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > 16th to 18th centuries
LSN: 0-8203-3376-X
Barcode: 9780820333762

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