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SAMUEL JOHNSON: The Struggle

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A balanced view of the troubled yet triumphant life of one of literature's and lexicography's not-so-gentle giants.Veteran biographer Meyers (Modigliani, 2006, etc.) sees Dr. Johnson (1709-84) not just as a powerful, pivotal writer but as a towering, overwhelming personality who dominated not just his associates but an entire era of British literary history. It didn't seem to matter that he was ... Read full review

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