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Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)

a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

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For me the most interesting aspect of this whole volume is that, if it does honestly reflect the current practice of teachers, it marks the beginning of the end of the Boswellian parody of Johnson which Donald Greene, and others have been attacking for half a century.
But there was none; the Boswellian version of Alsop will have to be patchwork effort by his friends.
Celaprix contains a proprietary combination of two main ingredients called celadrin and boswellian extract.
His concept of creating the Colony must have its model in documentary filmmaking, and may embody Boswellian lessons in Schiller's unstoppable commitment to this project.
I think of Irving Sandler's informative A Sweeper-Up After Artists (Thames & Hudson, 2003), where the avuncular emeritus professor serves up fifty years' worth of Boswellian tales about the Johnsons of the New York scene--Jackson, Franz, Bill, Jasper, Bob, Roy, et al.
As a biographer himself (of one of his other subjects, Styron), West takes a very Boswellian view of the biographer's, and thus the editor's, art.
It has to be kept in mind that his statement is preserved in a Boswellian miscellany for the Spring of 1768, unlike the precise context of his conversation with Goldsmith provided for his second discussion of migration.
As one might expect in 1991, the focus in this volume of essays is less on Boswell's personality than on the nature of the Boswellian text, on issues of representation, on the textual construction of Johnson, on Boswell's construction of himself and his world.
Johnson might have been equally surprised to hear his work described as Boswellian (OED adj.