Creators is not a book “about” Chaucer, or Shakespeare, or any of the other characters who populate its pages. Instead it canvasses the pains and pleasure of creativity, offering an inventory of some of the most significant ways in which the urge to create has incarnated itself in human history. Johnson aims to provide a Baedeker for high-level creativity as it has manifested itself in (mostly) Western art and culture.Read the whole thing. It is a great review.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Roger Kimball reviews Paul Johnson, Creators. A taste:
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