Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lionel Johnson Born On March 15th

Lionel Johnson was born on March 15th, 1867 in Kent, England. He was an influential literary critic and had the dubious honor of having his young lover, one Lord Alfred Douglas (AKA Bosie) stolen by one Oscar Wilde. Their friendship ended and the incident inspired Johnson's poem "The Destroyer of a Soul" (I hate you with a necessary hate...).

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