JOHNSON WITHOUT BOSWELL by Hugh ed. Kingsmill

JOHNSON WITHOUT BOSWELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled, A Contemporary Portrait, this is virtually a biography excerpted from writings of Johnson's time and from his own letters, reminiscences, meditations. The result is a more kaleidoscopic view of London's literary dictator than the Boswell biography gives:, -- his personality, his friendships and enmities, his career. It is an item for Johnson collectors, for here -- from numerous sources -- are brought together in chronological arrangement, the things that were said and written of him in his lifetime. Supplements rather than displaces.

Pub Date: Feb. 3rd, 1940
Publisher: Knopf