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Author Radner, John B.

Title Johnson and Boswell : a biography of friendship / John B. Radner
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012
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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
Summary In this title 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'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Boswell, James, 1740-1795 -- Friends and associates.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 -- Friends and associates.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012019520
ISBN 0300189087 (electronic bk.)
9780300189087 (electronic bk.)