Hogg’s 'Confessions of a Justified Sinner'

Ian Campbell

This was not a satire on the church, as often thought, but a satire on human weakness and the imperfections of the human intellect, especially labouring under the sin of pride, living as a saint in public but a hypocrite in private – a double standard. The paper, from a lecturer in the department of English in the University of Edinburgh, examines this premise in a detailed and engrossing account of the unfolding narrative.

Volume 02, Number 02 Nov 1972, p28