B.S. Johnson


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
February 05, 1933

Died
November 13, 1973

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B. S. Johnson (Bryan Stanley Johnson) was an English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic and film-maker.

Johnson was born into a working class family, was evacuated from London during World War II and left school at sixteen to work variously as an accounting clerk, bank junior and clerk at Standard Oil Company. However, he taught himself Latin in the evenings, attended a year's pre-university course at Birkbeck College, and with this preparation, managed to pass the university exam for King's College London.

After he graduated with a 2:2, Johnson wrote a series of increasingly experimental and often acutely personal novels. Travelling People (1963) and Albert Angelo (1964) were relatively conventional (though the latter became famous
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The Unfortunates

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Albert Angelo

3.88 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 1964 — 13 editions
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House Mother Normal

3.90 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 1971 — 16 editions
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B.S. Johnson Omnibus

4.18 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Trawl

3.63 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Aren't You Rather Young to ...

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Travelling People

4.18 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1963 — 3 editions
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See the Old Lady Decently

3.35 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Well Done God!: Selected Pr...

3.76 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“In general, generalization is to lie, to tell lies.”
B.S. Johnson, The Unfortunates
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“Not how he died, not what he died of, even less why he died, are of concern, to me, only the fact that he did die, he is dead, is important: the loss to me, to us”
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“I fail to remember, the mind has fuses.”
B.S. Johnson, The Unfortunates

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