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Boswell, James Line breaks: James Bos|well
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒzwəl/

Definition of Boswell, James in English:

(1740–95), Scottish author, companion and biographer of Samuel Johnson. He is known for Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785) and The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).


Example sentences
  • Though it took a 20th-century biographer of Johnson to disclose his groping of his servants and his sexually barren marriage, there can be no doubt of the Boswellian paternity of the contemporary literary biography.
  • Proust is a biographer with Boswellian devotion to a possible other Proust to whom he sometimes fancies he may be compared.
  • While he is Boswellian in detail, the language moves with weird delight, offering a treasure of subjective phenomena.
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