Literary Criticism

J. M. Synge and the Ireland of His Time

Read by Kyle James Maclean

William Butler Yeats

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

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

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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 …

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…

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…

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 …

The Defense of Poesy

Read by Thomas A. Copeland

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 …

Aspects of the Novel

Read by Ciufi Galeazzi

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 …

The American Newspaper

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Will Irwin

The American Newspaper is a critical study of journalism conducted by Will Irwin from 1909 to 1910 spanning fifteen articles that discuss th…

On Reading The Bible

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

These are three lectures (numbers 8, 9, 10) excerpted from the author’s 1920 book On The Art Of Reading. The lectures were delivered to stu…

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