Lionel Johnson

Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) was perhaps the finest poet and critic of the English fin de siècle. A major influence on Yeats, Pound and Eliot, admired by Harold Bloom and Paul Elmer More, his mysterious life and death, and association with the Decadent movement, have given rise to numerous legends. Yet in spite of his importance to the English Catholic Revival and Irish Literary Renaissance, and the incontestable beauty and quality of his work, he has been neglected.