My personal blog is here. For more about me regarding this site, read on.
My name is Frank Lynch. I'm just an amateur scholar: I didn't major in English and I never taught it.
I have an interest in Johnson because so much of what he said and wrote is just plain sensible; I started this website back in 1997 as a way of "giving back" -- in the hopes of offering easy access for those who might only have slight interest in Johnson or what he said. Books about Johnson look big and are perhaps intimidating to some. Naturally, I hope that your visit here will lead to a deeper interest in Johnson.
I've more or less set this site up to be complementary to Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson website. (We're not related, if you're curious.) At his site you'll find some complete texts, a thorough discussion of the available editions, and a better biography.
Some people have asked how I found the time for this massive undertaking. One quote from Johnson seems particularly applicable here:
You probably haven't seen much of the site on your visit here, so I hope you'll bookmark it and come back.
Thanks for visiting!
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