New York is large, glamorous, easy-going, kindly and incurious, but above all it is a crucible, because it is large enough to be incurious.
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Dr. Garnett – would say to you that the ancient Egyptians were the only really civilized race, for, when fires occurred in their great buildings, they organised environing cordons, not to put out the fires but to see that no cats re-entered their burning homes.
We arrive, then, at Johnson, the most tragic of all our major literary figures, a great writer whose still living writings are always ignored, a great honest man who will remain forever a figure of half fun because of the leechlike adoration of the greatest and most ridiculous of all biographers. For it is impossible […]