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Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney

Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney

by Paul Johnson

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Overview

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.



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ISBN-13: 9780060930462
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 381,444
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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.

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“Creators is a splendidly idiosyncratic book, brooking no compromise and bristling with opinions.”

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