William Falconer: poet and lexicographer

Published: 24/10/2016
William Falconer: poet and lexicographer
Source: BLOG.OXFORDDICTIONARIES.COM

I’ve always been intrigued by lexicographers who turned their hand to fiction or poetry. There are plenty of examples, from Dr Johnson to Julian Barnes: how did their experience of the one medium inform the other? Were they flowing novelists with a lexicographer’s facility with words and meaning, all bound within a tight literary structure; […]

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