Boswell: Citizen of the World, Man of Letters

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University Press of Kentucky, 1995 - 270 páginas
In evaluating Boswell's performance as Laird of Auchinleck, John Strawhorn documents his efforts to improve the estate by use of new agricultural methods. The essays in Part II study aspects of Boswell's artistry in Life of Johnson, the magnum opus that set a standard for biography. Carey McIntosh examines Boswell's use of rhetoric, and William P. Yarrow offers a close scrutiny of metaphor. Isobel Grundy invokes Virginia Woolf in demonstrating Boswell's acceptance of uncertainty as a biographer. John B. Radner reveals Boswell's self-assertive strategies in his visit with Johnson at Ashbourne in September 1777, and, finally, Lustig examines as a "subplot" of the biography Johnson's patient efforts to win the friendship of Margaret Montgomerie Boswell. An appendix by Hitoshi Suwabe serves scholars by providing the most exact account to date of Boswell's meetings with Johnson.
 

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Commemorating the bicentennial of James Boswell's death, Lustig, an editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell (McGraw. o.p.), brings together 11 original essays by leading ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction IRMA S LUSTIG
1
Boswells Travels through the German Swiss
13
Boswells Response to the European Landscape
37
James Boswell Henry Dundas
87
Politics in the BoswellTemple Correspondence
101
Boswell as Enlightened Laird
117
Boswells Artistry
137
Metaphor
158
Uncertainty
184
The Visit
203
Margaret Montgomerie Boswell
228
Boswells Meetings with Johnson
246
Index
259
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