Tag Archives: Samuel Johnson

In Praise of Lurkers

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Over the weekend 317am quietly celebrated its second anniversary. Kaze is presently off in Italy wowing the literati of Rome with his thoughts about Keats, so it was a brief and, one might say, solitary event. As I pondered two … Read more »

Blog of the Week: Book Snob

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In a universe of texters, bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers, would-be poets, fan fiction fanatics, and struggling writers, the world needs, above all, passionate readers. Samuel Johnson called these folks ”the common reader,” and he believed the life of literature depends on them, “for by the common … Read more »

Ras: Dr. J and the Urban Dictionary