November 2012 Dinner Meeting

  • 11/14/2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.


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Speaker: Gordon Turnbull

“James Boswell's Life of Johnson: The Director's Cut

The provocatively aphoristic Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English essayist, poet, editor and pioneering lexicographer, holds a permanent place in the currency of quotation, thanks mostly to James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). The Life, in its time a wholly innovative and path breaking literary achievement, pioneered the  modern field of the large-scale warts-and-all biography.

Dr. Gordon Turnbull, General Editor of the Yale Boswell Editions, will speak about the story behind the story of one of English literature's greatest books.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, Room 710. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


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