Samuel Johnson

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English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)

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We are delighted to award it the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize.
Summary: Frank Dikotter's "Mao's Great Famine," a book chronicling a Chinese tragedy under Mao, has won Britain's richest nonfiction book award, the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Some 200 years of literary history use the lifelong interest of the contributors to create insights on top literary figures from Samuel Johnson to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton.
Longlisted for the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
children THE GATES John Connolly SAMUEL Johnson has many problems.
Dr Samuel Johnson famously said: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.
ALEXANDRIA: Ittihad made overtures to land Ismaili foreign duo Samuel Johnson and John Jambo in the January transfer window.
But literary leader Dr Samuel Johnson questioned their truthfulness.
So bleak are Lear's themes that Samuel Johnson could not bring himself to see the play staged, or ever to re-read it.
He follows the history of the English language with a salute to forerunner linguists Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster and to the contributors who volunteered literary research and summaries of each word's beginning and acquired meanings through the medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras.
Ben Jonson has his Drummond and Samuel Johnson his Boswell, but Drummond's and Boswell's reminiscences merely complement their more famous friends' histories; they do not constitute their colleagues' literary personalities, whereas Walton gives us the witty, sinning Jack who converts to the grave Dr.
Macaulay carried the quarrel into print with a review in September 1831 of Croker's edition of James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).
Two and a half centuries later, Samuel Johnson, in his Life of Milton, condemned those who, like Milton, sought to replace the "English" pronunciation with the "Italian.
Of course, Purdy is no Samuel Johnson, but his prose leaves no doubt that he hopes to attain the same exalted moral sentiments and lessons--"American power takes a tortuous path and does not always work as we intend.
She excels in close and nuanced re-readings of major eighteenth-century texts, most elaborately with the writings of Daniel Defoe, Edward Long, Samuel Johnson, and Olaudah Equiano, identified as successive benchmarks in the deepening pattern of racial hierarchy.