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An evening with Neil Curry Event Ticket


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7pm, Wednesday 13th July, Cakes and Ale cafe, Carlisle

Tickets: £5 (inc. wine and £3 off the price of the book on the night)

Local author Neil Curry will join us to discuss his latest book Samuel Johnson Writer, a refreshing reassessment of the English writer and his professional career. The talk will then be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.

Boswell’s Life of Johnson succeeded in creating that rumbustious Toby-jug image of the man which was to become a lasting myth in the public’s imagination. In his own lifetime, his reputation was founded on his achievement as a writer and a scholar. In this refreshing re-assessment Neil Curry charts his professional career, beginning with him establishing the ground rules for lexicography; setting the pattern for editing Shakespeare texts and ending by laying down the foundations of literary criticism. Alongside these outstanding intellectual accomplishments, we are urged to recognise his creative ability and the links which connect his poems, especially ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes’, with his Rambler essays and his novella Rasselas.


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