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The Prince of Minor Writers free pdf AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL Virginia Woolf called Max Beerbohm the prince of essayists, F. W. Dupee praised his whim of iron and cleverness amounting to genius, while Beerbohm himself noted that only the insane take themselves quite seriously. From his precocious debut as a dandy in 1890s Oxford until he put his pen aside in the aftermath of World War II, Beerbohm was recognized as an incomparable observer of modern life and an essayist whose voice was always and only his own. Here Phillip Lopate, one of the finest essayists of our day, has selected the finest of Beerbohm s essays. Whether writing about the vogue for Russian writers, laughter and philosophy, dandies, or George Bernard Shaw, Beerbohm is as unpredictable as he is unfailingly witty and wise. As Lopate writes, Today . . . it becomes all the more necessary to ponder how Beerbohm performed the delicate operation of displaying so much personality without lapsing into sticky confession. "

About Max Beerbohm

Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was an English caricaturist and writer known for his sophisticated drawings and parodies capturing the famous and fashionable of his day. While working for his brother's theatrical company as a young man, Beerbohm penned and published witty essays for which he gained widespread recognition and eventually succeeded George Bernard Shaw as the drama critic for the Saturday Review. In 1910, Beerbohm settled in Rapallo, Italy, and lived there for the rest of his life. His 1911 novel, 'Zuleika Dobson,' is included in Modern Library's list of the 100 Best Novels. Phillip Lopate is the author of the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body, and Totally, Tenderly, Tragically, and of the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of a Summer. He lives in New York City.

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Author : Max Beerbohm
Publisher : The New York Review of Books, Inc
Data Published : 20 August 2015
ISBN : 1590178289
EAN : 9781590178287
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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