May 11, 2005
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary Celebrates 250 Years
Here is an interesting article in The New Republic about Samuel Johnson's great Dictionary of the English Language, which is this year celebrating the two hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of its publication. The article's author, Ilan Stavans, is a Mexican immigrant and non-native English speaker; his comments on Doctor Johnson's magnum opus are fascinating.
Posted by tdr at May 11, 2005 10:03 AM