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Dr. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
Series: Modern critical views.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of critical essays on the works of Dr. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, arranged in order of original publication.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dr. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1986
(OCoLC)569508989
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; Samuel Johnson; Samuel Johnson; James Boswell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0877546789 9780877546788
OCLC Number: 12910960
Description: viii, 280 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Johnson's theory / W.K. Wimsatt --
The life of Boswell / Frederick A. Pottle --
The treachery of the human heart and the stratagems of defense / Walter Jackson Bate --
In praise of Rasselas : four notes (converging) / W.K. Wimsatt --
"The anxious employment of a periodical writer" / Paul Fussell --
The vanity of human wishes / Leopold Damrosch, Jr. --
The strategies of biography and some eighteenth-century examples / Frank Brady --
Boswell's notes toward a supreme fiction : from London Journal to Life of Johnson / Robert H. Bell --
A Plutarchan hero : the Tour to Corsica / William C. Dowling --
"The language properly so-called" : Johnson's language and politics / John Barrell --
Johnson in mourning / Laura Quinney --
"Generous attachment" : the politics of biography in the Tour to the Hebrides / Gordon Turnbull. Reflections as criterion in The lives of the poets / Robert J. Griffin.
Series Title: Modern critical views.
Other Titles: Doctor Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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A collection of critical essays on the works of Dr. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, arranged in order of original publication.

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