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Lionel Johnson

Lionel Johnson

Lionel Pigot Johnson was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic convert in 1891. He lived a solitary life in London, struggling with alcoholism and his repressed homosexuality. He died of a stroke after a fall in the street, though it was said to be a fall from a barstool in the Green Dragon in Fleet Street. During his lifetime were published his The Art of Thomas Hardy, Poems, Ireland and Other Poems. He was one of the Rhymers' Club, and cousin to Olivia Shakespear. In June 1891, Johnson converted to Catholicism, at the same time as he introduced his cousin L ... more on Wikipedia

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