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O M Brack Jr. on James Boswell's Biography of Samuel Johnson

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O M Brack Jr. on James Boswell's Biography of Samuel Johnson
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O M Brack Jr., curator of the Johnson Tercentenary exhibition at the Huntington Library, discusses the life of one of the world's greatest men of letters, Samuel Johnson. It is Johnson, of course, who is the subject is what is regarded as the greatest biography ever written, James Boswell's Life of Johnson. Dr. Brack has just edited the very first but little-known biography of Johnson written by one of his contemporaries, Sir John Hawkins, and published in 1787.moreless

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