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Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney (Paperback)

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Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume of essays that examines a host of outstanding and prolific creative spirits. Here are Disney, Picasso, Bach, and Shakespeare; Austen, Twain, and T. S. Eliot; and Dürer, Hokusai, Pugin, and Viollet-le-Duc, among many others.

Paul Johnson believes that creation cannot be satisfactorily analyzed, but it can be illustrated to bring out its salient characteristics. That is the purpose of this instructive and witty book.

About the Author

Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges over the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He regularly writes book reviews for several UK magazines and newspapers, such as the Literary Review and The Spectator, and he lectures around the world. He lives in London, England.

Praise For…

“Creators is a splendidly idiosyncratic book, brooking no compromise and bristling with opinions.” — Dominic Sandbrook, Evening Standard

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060930462
ISBN-10: 0060930462
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 1st, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: P.S.