Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Language and Logos in Boswell’s “Life of Johnson”

Dowling, William C. (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.

Subjects: Literature; Literary Criticism; Literary Theory; Biographies; Narrative; Deconstructionism