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The Resource Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship, John B. Radner

Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship, John B. Radner

Label
Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship
Title
Johnson and Boswell
Title remainder
a biography of friendship
Statement of responsibility
John B. Radner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book John Radner examines the fluctuating, close, and complex friendship enjoyed by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, from the day they met in 1763 to the day when Boswell published his monumental "Life of Johnson". Drawing on everything Johnson and Boswell wrote to and about the other, this book charts the psychological currents that flowed between them as they scripted and directed their time together, questioned and advised, confided and held back. It explores the key longings and shifting tensions that distinguished this from each man's other long-term friendships, while it tracks in detail how Johnson and Boswell brought each other to life, challenged and confirmed each other, and used their deepening friendship to define and assess themselves. It tells a story that reaches through its specificity into the dynamics of most sustained friendships, with their breaks and reconnections, their silences and fresh intimacies, their continuities and transformations
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Radner, John B
Dewey number
  • 828/.609
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3533
LC item number
.R24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Boswell, James
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, American
Label
Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship, John B. Radner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Taking charge of Boswell (1763) -- "Perpetual friendship"? (1764-1767) -- Jostling for control (1768-1771) -- New collaborations (1772) -- Embracing the biographer (1772-1773) -- Cooperation and rivalry in Scotland (14 August to 22 November 1773) -- Negotiating and competing for narrative control (14 August to 22 November 1773) -- Collaboration manqué (November 1773 to May 1775) -- Renegotiating the friendship, part 1 (1775-1777): depression, defiance, and dependency -- Renegotiating the friendship, part 2 (1777-1778): confrontation, collaboration, and celebration -- "Strangers to each other" (May 1778 to March 1781) -- The lives of the poets and Johnson's (auto)biography (1777-1781) -- Reconnecting (1781-1783) -- "Some time together before we are parted" (March 1783 to May 1784) -- "Love me as well as you can" (1784) -- Rewriting the Hebrides trip (1785) -- Boswell claiming his inheritance (1786-1791) -- Winning Johnson's blessing
Control code
785864750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780300178753
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012019520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785864750
Label
Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship, John B. Radner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Taking charge of Boswell (1763) -- "Perpetual friendship"? (1764-1767) -- Jostling for control (1768-1771) -- New collaborations (1772) -- Embracing the biographer (1772-1773) -- Cooperation and rivalry in Scotland (14 August to 22 November 1773) -- Negotiating and competing for narrative control (14 August to 22 November 1773) -- Collaboration manqué (November 1773 to May 1775) -- Renegotiating the friendship, part 1 (1775-1777): depression, defiance, and dependency -- Renegotiating the friendship, part 2 (1777-1778): confrontation, collaboration, and celebration -- "Strangers to each other" (May 1778 to March 1781) -- The lives of the poets and Johnson's (auto)biography (1777-1781) -- Reconnecting (1781-1783) -- "Some time together before we are parted" (March 1783 to May 1784) -- "Love me as well as you can" (1784) -- Rewriting the Hebrides trip (1785) -- Boswell claiming his inheritance (1786-1791) -- Winning Johnson's blessing
Control code
785864750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 415 pages
Isbn
9780300178753
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012019520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785864750

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