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A good read on JOhnson, tho when Bates starts a literary analysis of JOhnson , it can bog a bit. JOhnson's life and the anecdotes are the core of the book, and that makes it a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by warrren leming
Using Amazon as the middle-man to locate this out-of-print hardback was very easy. This is a work that I am pleased to own in hard-back rather than as as an e-book. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Patricia J. Barnett
A little too Freudian for my taste, and Bate unblushingly reads minds, across centuries. Most people find it difficult enough to read minds across a dinner table.Published on March 10, 2010 by WD Grissom
I found this in out annual library sale for $1. I look forward to reading it based on the reviews here on Amazon. I suspect he is the famous Dr. Read morePublished on June 4, 2006 by Amazon Customer
I always wondered how anyone dare write a biography of Samuel Johnson since Boswell's Johnson is arguably the single greatest volume in all biographical literature. Read morePublished on April 5, 2006 by Shalom Freedman
Samuel Johnson was a brilliant critic, perhaps the greatest English writer after Shakespeare, a fascinating eccentric, and a genuinely heroic man. The great merit of Mr. Read morePublished on February 23, 2005 by John W. Chuckman
This biography has everything: meticulous scholarship, incisive literary criticism, and a prose style that recalls the days when professors could actually write a beautiful... Read morePublished on March 13, 2004 by Rotpeter