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The Resource Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters, Irma S. Lustig, editor

Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters, Irma S. Lustig, editor

Label
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters
Title
Boswell
Title remainder
citizen of the world, man of letters
Statement of responsibility
Irma S. Lustig, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These eleven original essays by well-known eighteenth-century scholars, five of them editors of James Boswell's journal or letters, commemorate the bicentenary of Boswell's death on May 19, 1795. The volume illuminates both the life and the work of one of the important literary figures of the age and contributes significantly to the scholarship on this rich period. In the introduction Irma S. Lustig sets the tone for the volume. She reveals that the essays examining Boswell as "Citizen of the World" are deliberately paired with those that analyze his artistic skills, to emphasize that "Boswell's sophistication as a writer is inseparable from his cosmopolitanism."
  • The essays in Part I focus on the relationship of the Enlightenment, at home and abroad, to Boswell's personal development. Marlies K. Danziger restores to significant life the continental philosophers and theologians Boswell consulted in his search for religious certainty. Peter Perreten examines Boswell's enraptured study of Italian antiquity and his responses to the European landscape. Richard B. Sher and Perreten document the personal and aesthetic influence of Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish jurist and leading Enlightenment figure, on Boswell. Michael Fry discusses Boswell's relationship with Henry Dundas, political manager for Scotland, and Thomas Crawford examines Boswell's long-standing interest in the volatile political issues of the period, including the French Revolution, through his correspondence with William Johnson Temple
  • 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
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1740-1795
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boswell, James
  • Lustig, Irma S
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boswell, James
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Johnson, Samuel
  • Boswell, James
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Scotland
  • Biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Enlightenment
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Biographers
  • Biography as a literary form
  • Enlightenment
  • Friendship
  • Intellectual life
  • Great Britain
  • Scotland
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters, Irma S. Lustig, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Boswell, Henry Dundas, and enlightened politics
  • Michael Fry
  • Politics in the Boswell-Temple correspondence
  • Thomas Crawford
  • Master of Ulubrae: Boswell as enlightened laird
  • John Strawhorn
  • pt. 2.
  • The life of Johnson:
  • Rhetoric and runts: Boswell's artistry
  • Carey McIntosh
  • pt. 1.
  • "Casts a kind of glory round it": metaphor and The life of Johnson
  • William P. Yarrow
  • "Over him we hang vibrating": uncertainty in The life of Johnson
  • Isobel Grundy
  • Pilgrimage and autonomy: the visit to Ashbourne
  • John B. Radner
  • "My dear enemy": Margaret Montgomerie Boswell in The life of Johnson
  • Irma S. Lustig
  • Appendix: Boswell's meetings with Johnson, a new count
  • Hitoshi Suwabe
  • Boswell and the Enlightenment:
  • Boswell's travels through the German, Swiss, and French Enlightenment
  • Marlies K. Danziger
  • Boswell's response to the European landscape
  • Peter F. Perreten
  • "Something that put me in mind of my father": Boswell and Lord Kames
  • Richard B. Sher
Control code
ocn624451921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813149486
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624451921
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Boswell : citizen of the world, man of letters, Irma S. Lustig, editor
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Boswell, Henry Dundas, and enlightened politics
  • Michael Fry
  • Politics in the Boswell-Temple correspondence
  • Thomas Crawford
  • Master of Ulubrae: Boswell as enlightened laird
  • John Strawhorn
  • pt. 2.
  • The life of Johnson:
  • Rhetoric and runts: Boswell's artistry
  • Carey McIntosh
  • pt. 1.
  • "Casts a kind of glory round it": metaphor and The life of Johnson
  • William P. Yarrow
  • "Over him we hang vibrating": uncertainty in The life of Johnson
  • Isobel Grundy
  • Pilgrimage and autonomy: the visit to Ashbourne
  • John B. Radner
  • "My dear enemy": Margaret Montgomerie Boswell in The life of Johnson
  • Irma S. Lustig
  • Appendix: Boswell's meetings with Johnson, a new count
  • Hitoshi Suwabe
  • Boswell and the Enlightenment:
  • Boswell's travels through the German, Swiss, and French Enlightenment
  • Marlies K. Danziger
  • Boswell's response to the European landscape
  • Peter F. Perreten
  • "Something that put me in mind of my father": Boswell and Lord Kames
  • Richard B. Sher
Control code
ocn624451921
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813149486
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)624451921
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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