The creator of Elia, the original and anarchic persona best known for his more than fifty essays in The London Magazine, was born in 1775 in “the Temple” area of London on February 10. His essays have been described variously as “whimsical”, humorous, and deeply human, conveying important truths about the tragicomedy of human experience. He is often ranked with the greatest practitioners of the form such as Montaigne, Hazlitt and Borges, though some critics have felt that Lamb …
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Riehl, Joseph. "Charles Lamb". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2005
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