Literary Life by Washington Irving

Literary Life

byWashington Irving

Kobo ebook | April 27, 2015

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Washington Irving is a famous American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith, and several other histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. "Travelers' tales" were published after the author's one-year stay in Europe. This collection of short stories and essays, is considered one of the major works in the literary career of Irving. Irving skillfully uses in his work folklore, historical documents, sketches, legends, folk tales, biographical memoirs and descriptions. In this story the author described a person who lived in London Bookstore, eccentric lover of literature. According to him, the literary world in England is made up of many small fraternities, just as the sky is composed of many stars, comets, meteorites. But he was extremely sure that all genius must be shining by themselves and not to be included in this sphere. However he didn't elaborate to what kind of literature world he is being regarded. The author had his own opinion this way.

Title:Literary LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 27, 2015Publisher:Media GalaxyLanguage:English

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