A neutral being

13 March 2012 at 06:31 Leave a comment

“But according to Johnson himself, when he considered the problem of women, he released his body from the fetters of gender and became ‘a neutral being between the sexes’.”

A very awkward review of Kate Chisholm’s book Wits and Wives, but I can’t tell if it’s inchoate because of the reviewer or the reviewed.

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Entry filed under: Dr. Samuel Johnson, reading.

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 3 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 4 years ago

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I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.

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