Boswell's Presumptuous Task

Boswell's Presumptuous Task by Adam Sisman

By: Adam Sisman

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ISBN
9780241136379
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
416
Dimensions
152 x 230mm

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Acclaimed biographer Adam Sisman provides a fascinating and original account of James Boswell's seven-year struggle to write the Life of Johnson, following Samuel Johnson's death in 1784. Sisman's intellectually exhilarating book unpicks the Life of Johnson. Here is a dazzling exploration of the interplay between biography and autobiography, between reputation and character, between art and authenticity, between literature and life - and a dramatic unfolding of the stuggle for mastery between biographer and subject. Boswell's Presumptuous Task shows movingly how a man who failed in almost everything came to write one of the greatest biographies; the triumphant legacy of a foolish man with a great heart.
ISBN:
9780241136379
Publication Date:
27 / 11 / 2000
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
152 x 230mm

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