Reed Gallery Opening – Samuel Johnson, 1709-2009: Life & Afterlife

August 7, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Heritage, Library_News, Recent Updates, Reed Gallery, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

The latest exhibition of the Dunedin Public Libraries commemorates the birth of critic, poet, lexicographer, and larger-than-life literary personality Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).

The exhibition celebrates not only his achievements, but also his continued legacy that has lasted for centuries. Johnson, unlike a number of his contemporaries, is not just another dead writer. Three hundred years after his birth in Lichfield, England, on 18 September 1709, Johnson continues to exert a strong pull upon the mind and imagination of people such as founder of Reed Publishing and national folk icon, A. H. Reed (1875-1975).

In this clip Paul Tankard, Senior Lecturer in English – University of Otago talks about the exhibition.

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