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Personality in Literature   By: (1878-)

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MARTIN SECKER'S SERIES OF MODERN MONOGRAPHS

J.M. SYNGE By P.P. Howe HENRIK IBSEN By R. Ellis Roberts WALTER PATER By Edward Thomas THOMAS HARDY By Lascelles Abercrombie GEORGE GISSING By Frank Swinnerton WALT WHITMAN By Basil de Sélincourt WILLIAM MORRIS By John Drinkwater A.C. SWINBURNE By Edward Thomas

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PERSONALITY IN LITERATURE

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

MODERNISM AND ROMANCE

PERSONALITY IN LITERATURE

BY R.A. SCOTT JAMES

LONDON: MARTIN SECKER NUMBER FIVE JOHN STREET ADELPHI

First published 1913

WILLIAM BRENDON AND SON, LTD., PRINTERS, PLYMOUTH.

CONTENTS

PART ONE: LITERATURE AND ART PAGE THE DEGRADATION OF BEAUTY 3

LITERATURE A FINE ART 14

PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT 42

THE POPULAR TASTE 55

PART TWO: LITERATURE AND MODERN LIFE

TO DAY AND YESTERDAY 81

PROFESSIONAL POLITICS 96

SPECIALISM IN RELIGION 103

SPECIALISM IN WAR 109

SPECIALISM IN LITERATURE 115

PHILOSOPHY AND JUSTICE 121

PART THREE: LITERATURE AND MEN

BERNARD SHAW 131

H.G. WELLS 151

ARNOLD BENNETT 170

GILBERT CHESTERTON 187

SOME MODERN POETS 196

J.M. SYNGE 222

THE SHRAMANA EKAI KAWAGUCHI 226

FRANCIS THOMPSON 235

PART ONE

LITERATURE AND ART

I

THE DEGRADATION OF BEAUTY

Some time ago I found myself at an exhibition of Post Impressionist pictures, under the ægis of an artist who was himself of that persuasion... Continue reading book >>




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