Pleasures Of Dr Johnson

Book review, of writings on Samuel Johnson, returning the focus to Johnson’s own work, and to what contemporaries said about him, before Boswell’s Life fixed him for posterity. “A strange, perplexing, yet always provoking alternation of insight and prejudice, precision and prolixity, timidity and courageous originality”. Hazlitt thought him a tedious writer, much more amusing in conversation (1,886 words)

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