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Yet Again

Gelesen von Kirsten Wever

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This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such famous men as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham.

The essays vary considerably in character and subject. They include, among others: a spoof on the bumbling and inarticulate nature of oratory in the House of Commons; a discussion of the writings of James Whistler, the impressionist painter (which Beerbohm considers widely neglected and under-rated); a humorous consideration of why the King of England should make a royal visit to Switzerland; and a description of the delights of frequent attendance at British courts of justice.

The author was among England's best known artists; Section Twenty-Two contains humorous (as well as critical) discussions of nine works of art, including paintings by Reubens, Corot, and Bellini. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 4 min)

Chapters

The Fire

24:24

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Seeing People Off

13:15

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A Memory of a Midnight Express

16:45

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Porro Unum

12:31

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A Club in Ruins

22:22

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'273'

13:23

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A Study in Dejection

11:17

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A Pathetic Imposture

10:16

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The Decline of the Graces

22:55

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Whistler's Writing

27:07

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Ichabod

43:14

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General Elections

10:49

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A Parallel

9:14

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A Morris for May-Day

28:41

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The House of Commons Manner

22:05

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The Naming of Streets

31:36

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On Shakespeare's Birthday

12:28

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A Home-Coming

10:23

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'The Ragged Regiment'

19:38

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The Homour of the Public

25:06

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Dulcedo Judiciorum

29:42

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Words for Pictures

1:07:00

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