Literary Criticism

The Ordeal of Mark Twain (Version 2)

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Van Wyck Brooks


The Ordeal of Mark Twain analyzes the literary progression of Samuel L. Clemens and attributes shortcomings to Clemens' mother and wife. The…

Силуэты русских писателей, Выпуск 2

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Yuly Aykhenvald


Бесконечно преданный русской литературе, Юлий Айхенвальд видел писателя как уникальную личность и не признавал литературных школ и течений. …

Life and Writings of Addison

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


Joseph Addison (1672-1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and Whig politician. Today he is most famous for his contributions, wi…

Gossip in a Library

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Edmund Gosse


A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and thei…

Henry James At Work

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Theodora Bosanquet


Bosanquet (1880-1961) was secretary or amanuensis to James from 1907 to his death in 1916. She wrote this essay (1924) eight years after hi…

A Dish of Orts: Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare

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George MacDonald


Readers of George MacDonald are used to his engaging story-telling, winsome characters, and simple theology of trust in God as Father. But t…

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…

The Bible in Shakspeare

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William Burgess


A compendium and analysis of similarities between the Bible and passages in Shakespeare's plays and other works, including Biblical referenc…

Milton

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Thomas Babington Macaulay


John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, classicist, and fearless advocate for civil liberty, who served the Commonwealth of England und…

Homage to John Dryden: Three Essays on Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

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T. S. Eliot


Best known as a poet and playwright, Nobel Laureate T.S. Eliot also wrote many works of literary criticism. In this volume he gives us thr…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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 р…

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 …

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…

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