Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Language and Logos in Boswell’s Life of Johnson

By William C. Dowling (NHC Fellow, 1979–80)

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981

From the publisher’s description:

In this deconstructionist interpretation of a major eighteenth-century work, William Dowling analyzes Boswell’s Life of Johnson as a paradigm of antithetical structure in narrative, and develops a grammar of discontinuity” for interpreting other texts as well.

Literature / Literary Theory / Literary Criticism / Biography / Narrative / Deconstructionism / The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. / James Boswell /

Dowling, William C. (NHC Fellow, 1979–80). Language and Logos in Boswell's Life of Johnson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.