The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

An indexer’s life of Johnson

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2012), 30, (3), 114–119.

Abstract

Taking his index to a new biography of Samuel Johnson as a case study, Christopher Phipps describes his personal approach to indexing the cast of characters in works of life writing, and argues that a detailed biographical index is a vital and value-adding part of the editorial apparatus of a text.

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Phipps, Christopher