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Dr. Johnson : interviews and recollections /
edited by Norman Page.
imprint
Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books, 1987.
description
xxii, 176 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0389206288
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imprint
Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books, 1987.
isbn
0389206288
catalogue key
2165281
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-11:
This is a better-than-average addition to modern Johnsoniana. As Page correctly observes in his introduction, 20th-century knowledge of Johnson comes too often from Boswell, who himself passed on occasionally inaccurate information and served, at times, as a distorting lens to produce the stereotype of Johnson the arch-tory, Johnson the High Church bigot, and the like. Page has compiled a collection of contemporary interviews, recollections, and observations. All are available elsewhere, but not necessarily easily; one would have to delve into the works of Mrs. Thrale, Sir John Hawkins, G.B. Hill, and others to find them separately. Not for the professional scholar, this book is nonetheless a useful resource for the undergraduate as well as the general reader. Johnson's color, rigor, and amazing variousness are done justice, for which we may all be grateful.-P.D. McGlynn, Eastern Michigan University
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