Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dr. Johnson!

It's the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson. Some links to mark the occasion, and I highly encourage anyone in the Boston area to take advantage of the wonderful exhibit currently on display at Harvard's Houghton Library of highlights from the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson (if you're not around Boston, you can at least check out the really excellent online exhibit).

- Britannica Blog has some additional links to various recent articles on Johnson and his life's works.

- In the NYRB, Andrew O'Hagan reviews some of the recent Johnson biographies and anthologies.

I'm sure more of these will come in over the course of the day; I'll add them if so.

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