Abstract

In the Life of Savage, Samuel Johnson exemplifies his enlightenment biographical method, which stresses the biographer's effort to overcome the differences between himself and his subject. Contrary to romantic doctrine, Johnson's theory values the biographer's empathy for, rather than identification with, the biographee.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 363-368
Launched on MUSE
2002-03-01
Open Access
No
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