The Bookman Volume . 50

The Bookman Volume . 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...the close friend of Pater, who had been hailed by Swinburne and Lord Houghton, was found unconscious near Holborn after a spree and died in an infirmary. He loved thieves, sold matches like Francis Thompson in the streets of London, and preached the Talmud while he was drunk. He lies with Verlaine and Poe and Thompson. Some day, as Dr. Williamson says, his tragedy will get between covers, with his pictures, his poems, and his prose. Irony--thy name is genius! The world never tires of reading about this famous group of men, who kept London in an uproar and made night hideous--with Swinburne's barrage of oaths directed at "cabbies" mostly. Over them all presides the calm mind of Spinoza-Marks, contemplative hedonist and a "regular feller." Murray MarkB and His Friends. By G. C. Williumson. John Lane Co. LIFE AND TIMES OF GRANT OVERTON By Harry Esty Bounce HOW to go about reviewing any book by Grant M. Overton on authors, would be more than I should know. I could never do it sympathetically, because I like so few of his ideas on this subject; neither could I do it unsympathetically, since he is a man whose friendship makes that impossible; and to review anything neutrally is a crime. Grant M. thinks there must be something big and vital and momentous in an author of the Christian name of Harold, because Harold keeps making millions of readers feel deeply. Grant M. holds (like a pup to a root!) that a well-known woman novelist with a touch of nature-study needn't mind what critics write, because she has thousands of testimonials from people whose whole lives have been altered upon their taking the very first bottle of her works. Grant will even champion Pollyanna--without the hint of a blush on his large, pallid, intently earnest...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523407
  • 9781236523402