Johnson without Boswell

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Johnson without Boswell

Johnson without Boswell

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496615f5-b679-31f1-a358-aa7e90565565
pFirst published in 1940, emJohnson without Boswell/em is about Samuel Johnson, the dictator of eighteenth-century English letters. It has become almost axiomatic never to mention that mammoth of wit and wisdom without linking him at least in thought with his great biographer, James Boswell. But there were others who knew him well, and who set down what they knew among them Johnson himself in his letters and autobiographical fragments, his great friend Mrs. Thale in her emAnecdotes/em, and Sir John Hawkins in his emLife./em From these and others, excerpted and skilfully pieced together in this volume by Hugh Kingsmill, there emerges a portrait of Johnson more domestic and less alarming than Boswells. But something of curmudgeon still, who could terrorise his table-companions by brandishing a knife and bellowing that by God he could eat a bit more. The result is a volume richly readable and informative, which can be read with pleasure either wholly or in part, especially by students of English literature./p
  • Categoría BISAC BIO000000
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2022
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