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November 21, 2010 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The handwritten pages of James Boswell's " London Journal 1762-1763" languished forgotten in a trunk in Scotland before being brought to light in the middle of the last century and issued under the auspices of Yale University. This event, together with publication of successive hordes of newly discovered Boswell material, at last separated him from Dr. Samuel Johnson, in whose large and overbearing shadow he had lingered after writing his biography, and established him as a personality in his own right.
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OPINION
October 30, 2013
Re "Social media's Roman roots," Opinion, Oct. 27 I recently finished reading James Boswell's "London Journey," a fascinating glimpse into 18th century upper-class life in London. I was impressed with the vast number of letters and notes written and received by Boswell. Evidently this was not a new phenomenon; every Scot (as Boswell was) and English child was expected to write to everyone they knew. This seems to be characteristic of every human society and not confined to the Internet age. The Internet just provides a faster way to communicate, create new ideas and meet one another than any other social media that has existed.
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TRAVEL
February 23, 1986
According to Chris Tupper (Feb. 2), writing about the Hebrides, the French intellectual Voltaire talked with Samuel Johnson about a visit to the Hebrides. Voltaire and Johnson never met. Voltaire was talking with James Boswell, Johnson's famous biographer. See the beginning of Boswell's journal of the visit he and Johnson made to the Hebrides in 1773. ROBERT B. ORLOVICH Twentynine Palms
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
In Spanish, the long-dead Jorge Luis Borges is a minor Internet star. The Argentine short story writer, who died in 1986, left behind an unlikely legacy on YouTube and other sites: audio recordings and videos of his lectures, many recorded in Buenos Aires during a famous series of talks in 1977. If you understand Spanish, you can listen to Borges expound on topics such as Dante and the Divine Comedy , Buddhism , and his own blindness. Each talk offers a taste of Borges' unique voice, at once erudite and filled with a sense of wonder.
OPINION
October 30, 2013
Re "Social media's Roman roots," Opinion, Oct. 27 I recently finished reading James Boswell's "London Journey," a fascinating glimpse into 18th century upper-class life in London. I was impressed with the vast number of letters and notes written and received by Boswell. Evidently this was not a new phenomenon; every Scot (as Boswell was) and English child was expected to write to everyone they knew. This seems to be characteristic of every human society and not confined to the Internet age. The Internet just provides a faster way to communicate, create new ideas and meet one another than any other social media that has existed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Frederick A. Pottle, probably the world's most renowned expert on 18th-Century biographer James Boswell and a retired professor of English at Yale University, has died after a long illness. He was 89. Pottle died Saturday at the New Haven Convalescent Home, Yale said in a statement issued this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1999 | JANA J. MONJI
James Boswell (Kenneth Tigar) is not having a good day. Waking from a fitful sleep, he cries, "Pray for me, Dr. Johnson, my much respected friend. If you can hear me, pray for me," before he jumps out of bed to run and vomit discreetly offstage. In the one-man "I Must Be Mr. Boswell," written and performed by a congenially delightful Tigar at the Odyssey Theatre, Boswell is in London on Dec.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
In Spanish, the long-dead Jorge Luis Borges is a minor Internet star. The Argentine short story writer, who died in 1986, left behind an unlikely legacy on YouTube and other sites: audio recordings and videos of his lectures, many recorded in Buenos Aires during a famous series of talks in 1977. If you understand Spanish, you can listen to Borges expound on topics such as Dante and the Divine Comedy , Buddhism , and his own blindness. Each talk offers a taste of Borges' unique voice, at once erudite and filled with a sense of wonder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
James G. Boswell II, the intensely private businessman who transformed his family's cotton holdings into California's first giant agribusiness and one of the nation's great farming empires, has died. He was 86. Boswell died of natural causes Friday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., according to a statement from the family. As head of the family-owned J.G. Boswell Co.
NEWS
August 25, 1991
Seymour Benzer, James G. Boswell professor of neuroscience at Caltech, has received a $150,000 grant from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience in Minneapolis to support his research into the neurogenetics of degeneration in the drosophila (fruit fly) brain.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2010 | By Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The handwritten pages of James Boswell's " London Journal 1762-1763" languished forgotten in a trunk in Scotland before being brought to light in the middle of the last century and issued under the auspices of Yale University. This event, together with publication of successive hordes of newly discovered Boswell material, at last separated him from Dr. Samuel Johnson, in whose large and overbearing shadow he had lingered after writing his biography, and established him as a personality in his own right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
James G. Boswell II, the intensely private businessman who transformed his family's cotton holdings into California's first giant agribusiness and one of the nation's great farming empires, has died. He was 86. Boswell died of natural causes Friday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., according to a statement from the family. As head of the family-owned J.G. Boswell Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1999 | JANA J. MONJI
James Boswell (Kenneth Tigar) is not having a good day. Waking from a fitful sleep, he cries, "Pray for me, Dr. Johnson, my much respected friend. If you can hear me, pray for me," before he jumps out of bed to run and vomit discreetly offstage. In the one-man "I Must Be Mr. Boswell," written and performed by a congenially delightful Tigar at the Odyssey Theatre, Boswell is in London on Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Frederick A. Pottle, probably the world's most renowned expert on 18th-Century biographer James Boswell and a retired professor of English at Yale University, has died after a long illness. He was 89. Pottle died Saturday at the New Haven Convalescent Home, Yale said in a statement issued this week.
TRAVEL
February 23, 1986
According to Chris Tupper (Feb. 2), writing about the Hebrides, the French intellectual Voltaire talked with Samuel Johnson about a visit to the Hebrides. Voltaire and Johnson never met. Voltaire was talking with James Boswell, Johnson's famous biographer. See the beginning of Boswell's journal of the visit he and Johnson made to the Hebrides in 1773. ROBERT B. ORLOVICH Twentynine Palms
OPINION
April 10, 2009
Re "J.G. Boswell, 1923-2009," Obituary, April 7 All of those facts cluttering up the obituary of the agribusiness tycoon James G. Boswell II make the reader pause in admiration for a man who used his "combination of political clout and legal strategy to outwit many of the environmental groups that have tried to restrict water deliveries to California agriculture," who encouraged "the building of the Pine Flat Dam to shut the flow of water to Tulare...
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