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Old and New Masters

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Jane Austen, WB Yeats, Chesterton, Shaw... these are personal and intelligent short essays on a selection of great (and great-ish) writers: some well known, and some a bit more obscure to the average reader today. Robert Lynd (1879 – 1949) is best known as a literary essayist and Irish nationalist. He published many essays, all written in an easy, conversational style. Lynd was an essayist after the manner of Charles Lamb, and deserves to be better known. A complete list of his works is available at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wilson_Lynd

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OLD AND NEW MASTERS

BY ROBERT LYND

1919

TO SYLVIA LYND

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I. DOSTOEVSKY THE SENSATIONALIST II. JANE AUSTEN: NATURAL HISTORIAN III. MR. G.K. CHESTERTON AND MR. HILAIRE BELLOC (1) THE HEAVENLY TWINS (2) THE COPIOUSNESS OF MR. BELLOC (3) THE TWO MR. CHESTERTONS IV. WORDSWORTH (1) HIS PERSONALITY AND GENIUS (2) HIS POLITICS V. KEATS (1) THE BIOGRAPHY (2) THE MATTHEW ARNOLD VIEW VI. HENRY JAMES (1) THE NOVELIST OF GRAINS AND SCRUPLES (2) THE ARTIST AT WORK (3) HOW HE WAS BORN AGAIN VII. BROWNING: THE POET OF LOVE VIII. THE FAME OF J.M. SYNGE IX. VILLON: THE GENIUS OF THE TAVERN X. POPE XI. JAMES ELROY FLECKER XII. TURGENEV XIII. THE MADNESS OF STRINDBERG XIV. "THE PRINCE OF FRENCH POETS" XV. ROSSETTI AND RITUAL XVI. MR. BERNARD SHAW XVII. MR. MASEFIELD'S SECRET XVIII. MR. W.B. YEATS (1) HIS OWN ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF (2) HIS POETRY XIX. TCHEHOV: THE PERFECT STORY TELLER XX. LADY GREGORY XXI. MR. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM XXII. SWINBURNE (1) THE EXOTIC BIRD (2) GENIUS WITHOUT EYES XXIII... Continue reading book >>


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