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Lionel Pigot Johnson

(1867—1902) poet and literary scholar


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(1867–1902),

became an influential man of letters, and one of the notable Catholic converts of his day. His The Art of Thomas Hardy (1894) was one of the first full‐length studies of Hardy to appear. His Poems appeared in 1895, Ireland and Other Poems in 1897, and Post Liminium, a posthumous collection of essays, in 1911. There is an account of his personality and decline into alcoholism in Yeats's Autobiographies. See also Art for Art's Sake.

Subjects: Literature.


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