And Even Now


Read by Kirsten Wever

This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham. Much of Beerbohm's work was humorous, including parodies of various aspects of the upper class life into which he was born.

Some of these pieces are humorous, some philosophical, and some even sad. They include, for instance: a frankly self-critical piece on the pomposity and self-importance of his early literary ambitions; a half-eager, half-repining essay on a missing and uncompleted portrait of the great German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; and a funny, but politically critical essay on "the servant question." (Summary by Kirsten Wever.) (7 hr 55 min)

Chapters

A Relic (1918) 18:55 Read by Kirsten Wever
''How Shall I Word It?'' (1910) 18:56 Read by Kirsten Wever
Mobled King (1911) 31:46 Read by Kirsten Wever
Kolniyatsch (1913) 11:14 Read by Kirsten Wever
No 2. The Pines (1914) 55:26 Read by Kirsten Wever
A Letter That Was Not Written (1914) 12:03 Read by Kirsten Wever
Books Within Books (1914) 24:31 Read by Kirsten Wever
The Golden Drugget (1918) 13:31 Read by Kirsten Wever
Hosts and Guests (1918) 34:42 Read by Kirsten Wever
A Point to be Remembered by Very Eminent Men (1918) 19:42 Read by Kirsten Wever
Servants (1918) 41:22 Read by Kirsten Wever
Going Out For A Walk (1918) 9:06 Read by Kirsten Wever
Quia Imperfectum (1918) 36:49 Read by Kirsten Wever
Something Defeasible (July, 1919) 15:09 Read by Kirsten Wever
'A Clergyman' (1918) 15:44 Read by Kirsten Wever
The Crime (1920) 16:08 Read by Kirsten Wever
In Homes Unblest (1919) 13:55 Read by Kirsten Wever
William and Mary (1920) 32:11 Read by Kirsten Wever
On Speaking French (1919) 19:57 Read by Kirsten Wever
Laughter (1920) 33:56 Read by Kirsten Wever