Paul Johnson writes interesting books

I finished Paul Johnson’s Creators a couple days ago. (I missed squeezing it into September’s total by about 30-ish pages and having to get up early for church on 1 October.) It was another fascinating book. All three of his books that I’ve read have been both interesting and very instructive. This book covers a range of creators in the various arts (drama, literature, painting, architecture, etc.) and discusses a bit about their lives and their work and what may have driven them to create, enabled them to create, and so forth. There are so many interesting bits of information and reading Johnson’s prose about Albrecht Dürer or Bach or Shakespeare makes one want to sit down and write or draw or compose oneself. I’d suggest this book to just about anyone. It’s not a book that will change your life, but I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying it.

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