Literary Criticism

Lectures on the Harvard Classics

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Charles William Eliot


The Lecture Series on the contents of The Harvard Classics ought to do much to open that collection of literary materials to many ambitious …

Collected Prose

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James Elroy Flecker


Best remembered for his poetry, James Elroy Flecker was also a playwright, novelist and prose writer. This collection of his idiosyncratic p…

Some American Storytellers

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Frederic Taber Cooper


Frederic Taber Cooper, who was an editor and author, provides a superb insight into the works of some of the most popular authors of the tur…

The Introduction to Shakespeare Apocrypha

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C. F. Tucker Brooke


"The ambition of the editor has been to provide an accurate and complete text, with adequate critical and supplementary matter, of all …

Supernatural Horror in Literature

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H. P. Lovecraft


In this essay Lovecraft traces the history of hair-raising fictional stories with a focus on things that go bump in the night, starting with…

Essays Irish and American

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John Butler Yeats


From the noted artist and father of the celebrated Irish poet William Butler Yeats comes this short collection of essays on the literary lif…

Through the Literature / Сквозь литературу

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Boris Eikhenbaum


Collection of literary studies and articles about writers and their styles by a prominent Russian literary scholar and historian of literatu…

'To the Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf: Contemporary Reviews (1927)

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Various


Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse was published in May 1927 in both Britain and the United States. The publication of Mrs. Dalloway a year …

Little Blue Book 646: The Spirit of Brazilian Literature

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Isaac Goldberg


One of the many Little Blue Books published to make learning available to all. These were short, informative, and inexpensive books that dis…

Excerpts from ''A Bibliography of the Work of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clem…

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Merle Devore Johnson


As printed, this book contains an extensive listing of Mark Twain's work. Rather than repeating that listing, this recording simply reflects…

Discoveries: Essays in Literary Criticism

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John Middleton Murry


Introductory Note: I have called these essays and lectures by a title that some people may think presumptuous: first, because it is the titl…

Studies in Classic American Literature

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D. H. Lawrence


The staid academic title belies the freewheeling prose of D.H. Lawrence's essays, which are as contrarian, penetrating, and sometimes unpala…

Русско-еврейская литература

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Vasily Lvov-Rogachevsky


Overview of Jewish themes in the Russian-language literature from the early 19th to the early 20th century.Обзор еврейской литературы на рус…

Ingersoll on ROBERT BURNS, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lec…

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Robert Burns and Robert G. Ingersoll


This is a duet by Michele Fry, reading Ingersoll's essay, and Kay Williams, an authentic Scotsman, reading Burns' poetry. Robert Burns (25 J…

The Defense of Poesy

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Sir Philip Sidney


Sidney envisions the world as an ideally ordered structure that rewards good and punishes evil, but this order, vitiated by sin, has fallen …

J. M. Synge and the Ireland of His Time

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William Butler Yeats


William Butler Yeats recounts his experiences with friend and colleague, John Millington Synge. - Summary by Kyle James Maclean

History of a Literary Radical, and Other Essays

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Randolph Silliman Bourne


A posthumous collection of Bourne's writing from publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and early issues of The New Republic, with a long…

Poland: A Study of the Land, People and Literature

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George Brandes


"I had accepted an invitation to deliver three lectures in French in the town-hall of Warsaw." Thus begins the description of the …

Aspects of the Novel

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E. M. Forster


This s a series of lectures given at Trinity College by the acclaimed author E.M. Forster (A Passage to India, Howard's End, A Room With a V…

Arthur Wing Pinero, Playwright - A Study

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Hamilton Fyfe


A discussion about the life and works of the playwright Arthur Wing Pinero. The perfect accompaniment to the plays by Pinero available here …

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